By the end of the 1940s, florida had about 20 driveins operating throughout the state. Is coronavirus keeping audiences away from movie theaters. While most drivein theaters open for the summer, some of their. Stephen sauerbeck will open his new drive in at a time when national movie sales are on the decline and the u. Solano drivein movie theater concord california helmet cam. Drivein theaters allowed to remain open during covid19. The west wind drivein movie theater in sacramento is open but under strict restrictions due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the company. Streaming might be the film trend du jour, but drivein theaters are still one of the best ways to take in a movie. Kings drive in theatre is one of the smaller drive in movie theaters in california, having only a single screen. There are many more that are permanently closed but still remain standing and could potentially be reopened at some point in the future. Top 10 drive in movie theaters that still exist in the us duration.
Back in the 1950s at their peak, there were over 4000 drive in theaters operating in the united states. As soon as we get everything worked out so your family can safely enjoy the sunset drivein will reopen, not. Driveins are hard to beat for family entertainment at a stellar price. Looking back at the rise, and fall, of milwaukees first drivein movie theater. We chose hiway as our favorite due to the fact that they hold occasional film festivals, play a great mix of new and old films and they have a sense of humor with their marquee sign out of season. If you thought all the drivein movie theaters in texas were gone, think again. New oldham county drivein theater opens friday by louisville. Located in the city of industry, this classic drivein movie theater is open seven days a week and has very uptodate movies.
Since day one, the drivein has been family owned and operated. New drivein theater brings a touch of hollywood to oldham county. The skyline drive in came late to the party for drive ins, opening several. In some places, drivein theaters have remained open even with restrictions on. Worlds largest drivein movie theater could land in florida. Six months late and without its minigolf arcade, stars at night drivein theater is open west of katy with classic cars, doowhop sounds, plenty of popcorn and bringing back a nostalgic. Situated in san jose, the retrostyle drivein shows double features of current releases and provides sound through car fm radio. Drivein theater opens west of katy houston chronicle. Aug 04, 2010 century announced it would not be re opening the solano for the 2005 season. Open drive in skyline drive in 31175 old highway 58 barstow, ca 92311 the skyline drive in is located in barstow, ca right off of interstate 15. From fordwyoming drive in, to beckys drive in, to the field of dreams drive in theater, these unique spots will bring you back to a different era in cinema. Pack up the kids and, in some cases, even the dog and head to the drivein for a night of fun, food, and film on a large scale all for much less than what youd shell out at the indoor theater. Mar 19, 2020 meanwhile, in places that have been harder hit by the outbreak, like new york, drive ins are fighting to stay open amid ordinances ordering the closures of places like movie theaters and.
Jul 18, 2011 drivein movie theaters may have been a fad in the 1950s, but they still exist today. The whole family is welcome, regardless of how noisy the children. Please enjoy our comprehensive list of all the drivein movie theaters in california. Apr 08, 2020 streaming might be the film trend du jour, but drivein theaters are still one of the best ways to take in a movie. In some places, drivein theaters have remained open even with restrictions. The theater is familyowned and operated since its opening in. An addition movie screen was acquired by the drivein during the 1960s, making the santee a twin drivein. And less than ten years later, the number of florida driveins had boomed. A drive in theater is a form of cinema structure consisting of a large outdoor movie screen, a projection booth, a concession stand and a large parking area for automobiles. Drivein theater opening intro10 min intermission youtube.
Drivein theaters earned money over the last week as regular movie theaters went dark. Get your swag on with discounted movies to stream at home, exclusive movie gear, access to advanced screenings and discounts galore. You can find the drivein theater nearest you below with our drivein search tools. Top drivein movie theaters in california ticket snipers. Sunset drivein movie theater in san luis obispo, california, isnt ready to. Family drive in theatre in stephens city is a two screen classic drive in theatre serving the washington, dc metro area. Movie theaters are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but what about drivein theaters. These 18 californian drivein movie theaters need to be on your bucket list, but. Originally opening as a single screen drivein movie theater back in 1958, the santee drivein is still thriving in the san diego area.
Mar 18, 2020 drivein movie theaters are seeing an uptick in. With driveins all around the us experimenting with food, seating, and events. Drivein movie theaters are seeing an uptick in business across the country as. Box office walloped wednesday as 5,000 theaters go dark. While some drivein theaters are still closed, caught in the umbrella. With these best choices, the drive in experience is holding on. West wind capitol drivein movie theater in san jose, ca. You can bring your own food, talk as much as you want, and pay less than you do at a regular movie theater. When it opened in june 1940, the idea of a drivein movie theater was so. Family fun at the drivein movie theater popsicle blog. Century announced it would not be re opening the solano for the 2005 season. Top drive in movie theaters in california the drivein movie theater may have reached its peak in the 1960s, but it still remains as one of the most classic california date night activities ever.
Will drivein movie theaters open during coronavirus. Mar 18, 2020 cars take their places before a movie at paramount drive in on tuesday. Drivein movie theaters may have been a fad in the 1950s, but they still exist today. Largely drivein theaters when juxtaposed to regular theaters. The fivescreen theater would be the largest drivein movie theater in the world, a claim spencer folmar of spencetf, llc verified. Family drivein theatre in stephens city is a two screen classic drivein theatre serving the washington. Could the classic experience of watching a film while sitting in your car be a safe way to enjoy cinema. Among those driveins that clocked cash were the paramount drivein in paramount, ca. In hollywood, a stillextant drivein movie theater in paramount, calif. Amid coronavirus outbreak, drivein theaters unexpectedly find their. The theater, which opened in 1952, is one of only two drivein theaters left in nebraska, a state that once had almost 50. Florida got off to an early start as a drivein movie state back in february of 1938, opening one of americas first drivein theaters in miami.
Southern california has only a handful of drivein movie theaters left. At these movie theaters, the shows have gone on despite the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, as long as local ordinances allow them to remain open, theyre the best place for moviegoers to enjoy the show while. Mar 19, 2020 drive in theaters allowed to remain open during covid19 battle. Solano drivein movie theater concord california helmet. For drivein theaters, an unexpected revival the new york times. The drivein is open seven days a week, and only accepts cash at the ticket booth and concession stand. There is a surprisingly large amount of functioning drive in theaters in new york. Drivein movie theaters in california drivein movie.
Drivein church services are taking off during the coronavirus pandemic. California is the state of good weather and driving around everywhere, so what else would people do beside go to drive in movie theaters. Aug 08, 2018 new drive in theater brings a touch of hollywood to oldham county. Throw in a milkshake, popcorn, and perfect summer weather, and youll have a cinematic experience that tops the sit down theaters we are accustomed to today. Moviegoers attending driveins during the pandemicfinding. It too was operated by pacific theatres and had its own entrance, pay box and facilities and was advertised as a twin to the lincoln drivein. Aug 06, 2017 southern california has only a handful of drive in movie theaters left. Jul, 2018 drive in theaters celebrate 85 years of outdoor cinema. Drivein movie theaters may seem like a blast from the past, something out of the 1950s or 60s. These movie theaters are open and business is booming cnn. Within this enclosed area, customers can view movies from the privacy and comfort of their cars. Will drivein movie theaters open during coronavirus shutdown. Jun 06, 2018 from fordwyoming drivein, to beckys drivein, to the field of dreams drivein theater, these unique spots will bring you back to a different era in cinema. Mar 12, 2020 worlds largest drivein movie theater could land in florida.
Buena park drivein in buena park, ca cinema treasures. With these best choices, the drivein experience is holding on. It operates seasonally from march thru december, offering family entertainment, double features, events with digital sound and projection. There are another 40 driveins still open in canada and about drivein theaters open in australia. The capitol drivein theatre is one of the west wind drivein movie theaters located in the state of california. Customers wait for the start of a movie at the tkstarlite drivein theater on september 28, 20 in neligh, nebraska. The capitol 6 drivein theaters show six separate double.
In tulsa, for example, the admiral twin drive in wont be open this weekend unless it can get an exemption from a new citywide order that all movie theaters close, owner blake smith said. The buena park drivein was opened adjacent to the lincoln drivein at 6540 lincoln avenue on april 22, 1970 with 2001. Meanwhile, in places that have been harder hit by the outbreak, like new york, driveins are fighting to stay open amid ordinances ordering the closures of places like movie theaters and. From fordwyoming drivein, to beckys drivein, to the field of dreams drivein theater, these unique spots will bring you back to a different era in cinema. Drivein theaters allowed to remain open during covid19 battle. Looking back at the rise, and fall, of milwaukees first. Currently, there are about 325 drive in movie theaters still operating in the united states. A family watches onward at the basin drive in on march 27 in mount pleasant, utah.
But the drivein movie theater is not dead and fortunately there are currently about 335 driveins still open in the united states. Within this enclosed area, customers can view films from their cars. The hunt and bloodshot open softer than expected, while i still believe looks solid. Sacramentos drivein theater reopens but with restrictions. Stephen sauerbeck will open his new drivein at a time when national movie. Top 10 drivein movie theaters that still exist in the us. Drivein movie theaters of florida driveins movies films. Drivein theaters celebrate 85 years of outdoor cinema. This list includes active and defunct drive in theaters.923 864 537 382 773 920 948 877 849 354 508 1187 1178 844 713 963 323 1530 76 817 1445 483 1378 1337 1351 111 1601 1562 48 753 749 947 1494 825 337 781 838 430 801 481 1079 1185 1014 998 422 721 821 1307 137 265 709