Honestly, who would’ve thought drive-in movie theaters would make a comeback in 2020?
If you miss the social aspect of a trip to the movies but still want the peace of mind that comes with staying in your car, check out these drive-in movie theaters in the area. We’ll update this as more open up!
Newark Moonlight Cinema
Newark Moonlight Cinema is a pop-up drive-in theater in Newark’s Downtown District. It’ll be running Friday through Sunday until October 4, 2020. You can find the movie schedule and buy tickets on their website.
Movies Under the Stars at Garden State Plaza
Garden State Plaza is offering Movies Under the Stars every Friday in August. You can watch from your car or bring chairs to sit outside, enjoy music with a DJ, and grab food from onsite food trucks. You can order tickets on their website for Call of the Wild, Princess Bride, Edward Scissorhands, or Independence Day.
Delsea Drive-In located in Vineland, NJ is currently open and playing a selection of movies on their two screens. All tickets have to be purchased in advance online, and all cars will be parked over 6 feet apart from each other. You can find the weekly movie schedule and list of rules on their website.
Demarest Farms in Hillsdale, NJ opened up their drive-in theater for the season. You can currently buy tickets to their showings – they sell out quick, so be sure to get your tickets asap. Watch movies like Grease, Jurassic Park, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and more family favorites throughout the summer.
Karpool Cinema at Kathedral
The Kathedral Event Center in Hammonton, NJ has put up a 40 ft screen to bring drive-in movies to the area in collaboration with The Eagle Theatre. Tickets are on sale for $25 per carload with tickets available online only, and you can bring your own food and drinks.
Ramsey Theatre in Ramsey, NJ opened up Drive-Up Movies at Eric S. Smith School. You can purchase tickets for $25 per car – this includes the $10 admission and $15 parking – and concession combos ahead of time.
Warwick Drive-In in New York is a vintage drive-in theater that shows 6 films nightly. They sell a limited number of tickets online with more tickets available at the box office on the night of the show. You can check their showtimes and purchase tickets online.
Rooftop Films brought a drive-in theater to the Brooklyn Army Terminal and the New York Hall of Science in Queens.Whether you’re looking to visit the Queens location or the Brooklyn location, you can check their website for upcoming showings and purchase tickets.
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Skyline Drive-in is a drive-in theater located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with a view of the Manhattan Skyline. They also offer outdoor seating for anyone without a car. Tickets are sold online and the price is per car.
Bel Aire Drive-In
The Bel Aire Diner in Astoria, Queens is currently offering a drive-in theater experience. You can purchase tickets on their website for movies, comedy shows, trivia nights, and more.
Story Screen Drive-In
Story Screen Drive-In is located in Beacon, NY offering an outdoor movie experience away from the busy city. You can purchase tickets on their website for movies, snacks, and drinks.