California is the state of good weather and driving around everywhere, so what else would people do beside go to drive in movie theaters. As soon as we get everything worked out so your family can safely enjoy the sunset drivein will reopen, not. San joses familyowned west wind capitol drivein is a selfproclaimed. And less than ten years later, the number of florida driveins had boomed. Amid coronavirus outbreak, drivein theaters unexpectedly. 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. 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. Still, california is one of the top 5 drive in movie theater states with 17 open drive ins.
While most drivein theaters open for the summer, some of their. Is coronavirus keeping audiences away from movie theaters. Will drivein movie theaters open during coronavirus shutdown. Located in the city of industry, this classic drivein movie theater is open seven days a week and has very uptodate movies. Within this enclosed area, customers can view films from their cars. The drivein is open seven days a week, and only accepts cash at the ticket booth and concession stand. Sacramentos drivein theater reopens but with restrictions. Drivein theaters allowed to remain open during covid19 battle. Solano drivein movie theater concord california helmet cam. Mission tiki drivein theater in montclair, california, is a popular hangout spot for its double features and snack bar which even has good mexican food. With these best choices, the drive in experience is holding on. Aug 04, 2010 century announced it would not be re opening the solano for the 2005 season. The fivescreen theater would be the largest drivein movie theater in the world, a claim spencer folmar of spencetf, llc verified. Worlds largest drivein movie theater could land in florida.
With these best choices, the drivein experience is holding on. The whole family is welcome, regardless of how noisy the children. 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. These 18 californian drivein movie theaters need to be on your bucket list, but. These movie theaters are open and business is booming cnn. Aug 06, 2017 southern california has only a handful of drive in movie theaters left. The theater, which opened in 1952, is one of only two drivein theaters left in nebraska, a state that once had almost 50.
Driveins are hard to beat for family entertainment at a stellar price. Mar 12, 2020 worlds largest drivein movie theater could land in florida. Drivein movie theaters see resurgence during coronavirus thehill. There is a surprisingly large amount of functioning drive in theaters in new york. 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. The capitol 6 drivein theaters show six separate double. There are another 40 driveins still open in canada and about drivein theaters open in australia. Stephen sauerbeck will open his new drivein at a time when national movie. Solano drivein movie theater concord california helmet. Within this enclosed area, customers can view movies from the privacy and comfort of their cars. Family drive in theatre in stephens city is a two screen classic drive in theatre serving the washington, dc metro area. When it opened in june 1940, the idea of a drivein movie theater was so.
The skyline drive in came late to the party for drive ins, opening several. But the drivein movie theater is not dead and fortunately there are currently about 335 driveins still open in the united states. An addition movie screen was acquired by the drivein during the 1960s, making the santee a twin drivein. You can bring your own food, talk as much as you want, and pay less than you do at a regular movie theater. Amid coronavirus outbreak, drivein theaters unexpectedly find their. Currently, there are about 325 drive in movie theaters still operating in the united states. 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. Streaming might be the film trend du jour, but drivein theaters are still one of the best ways to take in a movie. Top 10 drivein movie theaters that still exist in the us. Buena park drivein in buena park, ca cinema treasures. 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. In hollywood, a stillextant drivein movie theater in paramount, calif. Moviegoers attending driveins during the pandemicfinding. In some places, drivein theaters have remained open even with restrictions.
Please enjoy our comprehensive list of all the drivein movie theaters in california. New drivein theater brings a touch of hollywood to oldham county. The west wind drivein movie theater in sacramento is open but under strict restrictions due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the company. Jul, 2018 drive in theaters celebrate 85 years of outdoor cinema. Family fun at the drivein movie theater popsicle blog. However, it shows firstrun movies and is the only drive in movie theater in its area. 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. Among those driveins that clocked cash were the paramount drivein in paramount, ca. 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. 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. If you thought all the drivein movie theaters in texas were gone, think again.
Drivein movie theaters are seeing an uptick in business across the country as. Get your swag on with discounted movies to stream at home, exclusive movie gear, access to advanced screenings and discounts galore. Movie theaters are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but what about drivein theaters. Drivein theaters celebrate 85 years of outdoor cinema. The hunt and bloodshot open softer than expected, while i still believe looks solid. Drivein movie theaters of florida driveins movies films. Box office walloped wednesday as 5,000 theaters go dark. Find the movies showing at theaters near you and buy movie tickets at fandango. Looking back at the rise, and fall, of milwaukees first. Largely drivein theaters when juxtaposed to regular theaters. Family drivein theatre in stephens city is a two screen classic drivein theatre serving the washington. Drivein movie theaters in california drivein movie. Drivein theater opens west of katy houston chronicle.
The buena park drivein was opened adjacent to the lincoln drivein at 6540 lincoln avenue on april 22, 1970 with 2001. With driveins all around the us experimenting with food, seating, and events. Situated in san jose, the retrostyle drivein shows double features of current releases and provides sound through car fm radio. A drive in theater or drive in cinema 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. In interviews with the times, owners of driveins in california, kansas. Kings drive in theatre is one of the smaller drive in movie theaters in california, having only a single screen. 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. There are only about 330 drivein theaters left throughout the us, and the ones that are still standing have kept their businesses running the same. Sunset drivein movie theater in san luis obispo, california, isnt ready to. Will drivein movie theaters open during coronavirus. Drivein theaters allowed to remain open during covid19.
There are many more that are permanently closed but still remain standing and could potentially be reopened at some point in the future. At these movie theaters, the shows have gone on despite the coronavirus pandemic. 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 drive in theaters allowed to remain open during covid19 battle. Some of the countrys 305 drivein theaters see a surge in interest amid social distancing. Originally opening as a single screen drivein movie theater back in 1958, the santee drivein is still thriving in the san diego area. In some places, drivein theaters have remained open even with restrictions on. Century announced it would not be re opening the solano for the 2005 season. While some drivein theaters are still closed, caught in the umbrella. Looking back at the rise, and fall, of milwaukees first drivein movie theater. The theater is familyowned and operated since its opening in. 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. A family watches onward at the basin drive in on march 27 in mount pleasant, utah.
Currently, as long as local ordinances allow them to remain open, theyre the best place for moviegoers to enjoy the show while. You can find the drivein theater nearest you below with our drivein search tools. West wind capitol drivein movie theater in san jose, ca. Southern california has only a handful of drivein movie theaters left. New oldham county drivein theater opens friday by louisville. 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. Top 10 drive in movie theaters that still exist in the us duration.
Drivein movie theaters may have been a fad in the 1950s, but they still exist today. Drivein church services are taking off during the coronavirus pandemic. Could the classic experience of watching a film while sitting in your car be a safe way to enjoy cinema. Top drivein movie theaters in california ticket snipers. It operates seasonally from march thru december, offering family entertainment, double features, events with digital sound and projection. Drivein movie theaters may seem like a blast from the past, something out of the 1950s or 60s. Back in the 1950s at their peak, there were over 4000 drive in theaters operating in the united states. The capitol drivein theatre is one of the west wind drivein movie theaters located in the state of california. For drivein theaters, an unexpected revival the new york times. By the end of the 1940s, florida had about 20 driveins operating throughout the state. 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. This list includes active and defunct drive in theaters. Stephen sauerbeck will open his new drive in at a time when national movie sales are on the decline and the u. Drivein theaters earned money over the last week as regular movie theaters went dark.1132 1301 424 784 1197 1159 574 1570 1616 159 1406 504 1450 904 1367 190 390 570 167 1221 1241 1508 368 340 1153 292 1207 334 346 477 1436 803 1496 460 1333 386 679 1436 908 877 651 1477