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List of active drive-in theaters

This is a list of drive-in theaters that are currently in operation.

Surviving drive-ins in Canada

British Columbia

Manitoba

(officially closed prior to the summer of 2008 - site and screen remain)

New Brunswick

  • The Sussex Drive-In in Sussex

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

  • The Ciné-Parc Orford (Action Film) in Deauville

Operates two screens; both screens show double-features (four movies total)

Operates two screens; both screens show double-features (four movies total)

  • The Ciné-Parc Odeon (Cineplex Entertainment LP) in Boucherville

Operates two screens; all screens show double-features (four movies total)

  • The Ciné-Parc St-Hilaire (Action Film) in St-Hilaire

Operates two screens; both screens show double-features (four movies total)

Operates five screens; all screens show double-features (ten movies total)
This is the biggest Drive-in Theatre outside the USA

  • The Ciné-Parc St-Nicolas (Cineplex Entertainment LP) in St-Nicolas

Operates two screens; all screens show double-features (four movies total)

Operates three screens; all screens show double-features (six movies total)

Operates two screens; all screens show double-features (four movies total)

Surviving drive-ins in the United States

This is a partial list of drive-in theaters currently operating in the U.S. As of this writing (10/14/07), there are no known open drive-ins in the states of Alaska or Louisiana

Alabama

  • The Blue Moon Drive-In in Gu-Win

Operates two screens. Both usually show double-features.

Single drive-in screen accompanied by five newly-constructed indoor theatres. Second drive-in screen demolished in 2005 to make room for the indoor theatres.

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Operates two screens; both screens show double-features (four movies total)

Despite having two screens, only one has been in use since 1997

Operates three screens; each screen shows double-features (six movies total)

Combination of drive-in theater and motel; also known as Best Western Movie Manor. Operates two screens

Connecticut

Operates three screens; all screens show double-features of movies currently in wide release. Movies are shown from spring into fall on weekends, and every day of the week during the summer season.

Delaware

Closing at the end of the 2008 season. The owners are planning on opening a new drive-in in Virginia

Florida

Closed in June 2008 and land sold for a church. This was the last of the drive-ins in the Jacksonville area and sorely missed. A hopeful project will be in the works to relocate to a new area but is highly unlikely

Opened November 22, 1963 - 13 screens; now known as the Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop for its flea market

site of the Lake Worth Swap Shop and Drive-in

Georgia

Only Drive-In in south Georgia

Hawaii

Opened in 2003. Shows features once a month on Saturday nights'

Idaho

The above two drive-in theaters did not open for the 2008 season, future uncertain

Illinois

Indiana

Indiana has retained a remarkable number of its drive-ins, due largely to it being one of the last states in the Union to adopt Daylight Saving Time, in 2006.

Operates two screens; both screens show double-features, typically first-run movies (four movies total)

Operates five screens; all screens show double-features (ten movies total)

Operates two screens; both screens show double-features (four movies total)

Iowa

Kansas

1 screen, serving 750 cars with 600 speakers that still work. Became the world's first "digital drive-in" in 1999 with the addition of a DTS system.

Kentucky

Two screens showing separate double features.

Single screen. The name comes from its location between what were originally two landmark hills on Highway 127.

The original screen was destroyed by a tornado in 1996. The new screen is considerably smaller than the original.

  • The Sky View Drive-In in Tompkinsville with one screen showing.
  • The Skyline Drive-In in Summersville, Kentucky.

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Opened in 1964 by John Magocs. Operates two screens; both screens show double-features (four movies total).

A temporary facility with roll-up fabric screens situated in a parking lot.

Opened in 1953. Operates one screen; shows double-features (two movies total)

Opened in 1961. Operates one screen; shows double-features (two movies total)

Opened in 1950. Operates nine screens; both screens show double-features (eighteen movies total)

Opened in 1949. Operates four screens; both screens show double-features (eight movies total)

The oldest drive-in in Michigan, opened in 1947. Operates one screen; shows double-features (two movies total)

Opened in 1973 by National Amusements. Operates two screens; both screens show double-features (four movies total)

Opened in 1948. Operates one screen; shows double-features (two movies total)

Opened in 1952. Operates two screens; both screens show double-features (four movies total)

Minnesota

Mississippi

on W. Quitman St.

Missouri

Is the newest Drive-IN in MO that opened in 2004.

Operating 4 screens.'

Operating 2 screens.

Montana

Nebraska

On May 29, 2008, a tornado ran through this drive-in and caused excessive damage. It did not reopen and was demolished on July 18th, 2008

Nevada

Five screens, serving 950 cars. Opened on January 7, 1966.

New Hampshire

Operating 2 screens.

4 Screens

New Jersey

New Jersey was the birthstate of the drive-in movie theater

Reopened in 2004; New Jersey's first open drive-in in over a decade

New Mexico

Single screen; open April to September

Two screens; open weekends from April to September

Three screens; opened in 1990

Single screen; open weekends May to September

New York

Double features on weekdays, triple features on weekends

Four screens, close to Buffalo and Niagara Falls, features playground for kids, free wi-fi internet, and miniature golf

Double features nightly

North Carolina

Original owner deceased, now under new management.

North Dakota

Ohio

Second oldest continuously operating drive-in theater in the world

Closed for several years during the 1990s

Four simultaneously running screens and capacity for 1,000 cars. Was originally built with only one large screen. It closed for several years during the 1990's. A second screen was added during the late 70's. The third and fourth screens were added just during the last couple of years.

  • The Tiffin Drive-In Theatre in Tiffin

Oklahoma

  • The Admiral Twin Drive In Theatre Tulsa

Opened 5/21/51 as a single screen theatre named the Modernaire, was twinned in 53 and renamed the Admiral Twin. Built by local Businessman L.E. Snider, First Feature was "Oh Suzanna" starring Chill Wills. Was later owned By General Cinema Corp. and is now owned by a local family named Blake.

Oregon

Open seasonally since 1953, last active drive-in cinema in the Portland metropolitan area

Open since 1953, it has the biggest screen in Oregon (90' wide).

Pennsylvania

Opened as Ficks Drive-In (after original owner Isadore J. Ficks) in 1949. In recent years, the original box office was recovered and now sits inside the entranceway to the drive-in.

Four screens. The original lot and lot #2 still have speakers

Opened in 1947 as Ruthorn Drive-In

Operates two screens; both screens show double-features (four movies total)

Maintains a very nostaligic look with old Coca-Cola and Sprite signs for the marquee and entranceway. Snack bar includes candy machines from the 1940's.

Opened as Cuppie's Drive-In in 1947. Only operating drive-in in Washington County at this point

Originally opened as Lee's Woodland Drive-In. Closed in late 70's and reopened in 1994 as Galaxy Drive-In. Ownership changed after 2004 season and renamed Riverside.

The second drive-in theater ever built. Opened April 15, 1934

After standing dormant since its last season in 1996, the Twin Hi-Way Drive-In was given a complete restoration job and reopened on July 3, 2007. Located on an original stretch on the Lincoln Highway (formerly designated as U.S. 22/U.S. 30, hence the name of the drive-in. Now designated as PA Route 60).

A portable drive in operating on a 60 by 36 foot inflatable screen. Will also be know as the Hershey Drive In Theatre.

Rhode Island

Operates three screens; all screens show double-features of first-run films. (six movies total)

South Carolina

Also known as "The Big Mo"

South Dakota

Tennessee

Projection room and concession stands heavily damaged by fire in March 2007; theater had no interruption of service and continues to operate.

Reopening under new ownership in 2009

Constructed and began operations in 2003. Second screen added in 2005.

Operates three screens. Each screen shows a double-feature (six movies total). Previously had four screens, but screen #2 burned down in 2007 and was not replaced

One mile from the Bristol Motor Speedway. Screen goes dark on racing weekends, when the drive-in lot is converted to a campground for visiting race fans.

Texas

Opened 2004. Has four screens, each showing a double-feature, operates 364 days a year, show times @9:00pm.

Reopened. Opened as Starlite in 2005, renamed Litestar but closed the following year

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Built in 1971, Drive-In Theatre has a 50'x 100' screen with FM stereo sound and 700 parking stalls. The Drive-in operates from May - mid September.

Open since 1949, family owned, 3 screens, digital sound.

''5 screens in operation, 6th screen remains damaged after windstorm.

West Virginia

The snack bar includes 2 pool tables and eating area w/road frontage

Includes carports in the front rows and Sunset Diner in front of the theater

Wisconsin

Wyoming

  • American Dream Drive-In in Powell

Surviving drive-ins in India

Ahmedabad,Gujarat

The largest screen in Asia, can room about 665 cars with more than 6000 people can enjoy watching movie at a time. Started on September 6th 1973, Covered sitting facility attracts people who don't own cars as well..

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