In his hit song, “Summer of ’69,” Bryan Adams croons about evenings at the drive-in — something that might seem unattainable in this day and age. But if you’re feeling nostalgic, you can transport yourself back in time by visiting a cinema brimming with all the charm of days gone by.
West Wind Drive-In — Las Vegas, Nevada
At family-owned West Wind Drive-In, experience old-fashioned fun and state-of-the-art technology showcasing first-run movies. Psst! General admission dips to $6 on Tuesdays, aka Family Fun Night, while kids ages 5-11 are always $2 (and the 4-and-under crowd are free).
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Goochland Drive-In Theater — Hadensville, Virginia
Wholesome and affordable, family-friendly Goochland Drive-In Theater typically shows two first-run features for less than you’d pay for one at an indoor theater. Arrive early for the previews of hilarious retro movie clips and cartoon shorts.
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Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre — New Braunfels, Texas
Open year-round, the vintage-style Stars & Stripes Drive-In serves root beer, corn dogs, and funnel cakes at its ’50s-style café. Kids give their thoughtfully-designed playground five stars — as do parents, since it’s perfect to help get wiggles out before the show.
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Skyline Drive-In — Brooklyn, New York
Located on the East River waterfront with views of Manhattan’s skyline, Skyline Drive-In also welcomes those who don’t have a car. Everyone, including those arriving on foot or by bike, can kick back and take in riveting flicks on the big screen.
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Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre — Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Operating annually from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre is part of a 1957 entertainment complex, complete with a mini-golf course and a yummy ice cream shop that serves handmade milkshakes with candy mix-ins.
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