Top 10 Tips Before Going to a Drive-In Movie
Drive-in theaters may be a thing of the past, but they’re the modern-day solution to help us maintain social distancing while still enjoying a night out to the movies! Here’s out top 10 tips you need to know before visiting a drive-in.
- Buy Tickets Early – Due to limited spaces (and popularity!), tickets for drive-ins sell out extremely fast. Follow the theater’s social media to be the first to know when tickets are released for your favorite movies. Most drive-ins sell tickets at the gate on a first-come, first-serve basis, so get there early!
- Arrive Early – Get to the theater early for the best spot. Cars are usually placed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Most theaters place tall cars like trucks, SUVs, and raised hatches in the back or side rows to minimize viewing obstruction.
- Plan for a Late Night – Some theaters offer a double-feature, where you get to see two movies for the price of one! The second showing can go on past midnight.
- Dress Comfy – Jammies are your best friend here! You’ll be in the car for quite some time and when the kids get sleepy they’ll already be in their jammies.
- Pack Fun Snacks – Make the night extra special by bringing your own special snacks. Pop your own popcorn and let the kids pick out their own favorite snacks and drinks.
- Bring Blankets – It can get pretty cool late into the night. Bring some blankets to keep everyone warm and cozy.
- Pack a Portable Radio – Drive-ins use FM radio frequencies for movie sounds. You could leave your car on to tune into the FM radio, but it could lead to a dead battery (pack jumper cables!). You can also listen on a radio app on your phone, but that could also mean a dead phone battery and low sound quality. Instead, bring a trusty portable radio so you don’t have to worry about your car or phone.
- Don’t Forget the Bug Repellant – You don’t want pesky mosquitos ruining your night out!
- Bring a Bag for Trash – The trash will start to pile up quickly, so keep the car clean and have a trash bag handy.
- Pack Entertainment – Bring some card games to keep the family occupied before the movie starts.
This post was written by Kidsguide