There’s nothing like enjoying a great movie in even better weather – all in the comfort of your car or even a lawn chair. Drive-in theaters are no longer a thing of the past. In fact, they’ve popped up more and more over the course of the pandemic as a creative way to accommodate social distancing. To help you with your summer bucket list, we’ve roundup up all of the drive-in theaters in the tri-state area including New Jersey + New York.
Delsea Drive-In Theater | 2203 South Delsea Drive, Vineland
Established in 1949, this theater sells tickets online only via the website. The cost is $11 per person and children under four years old are free. Tickets are sold per vehicle and not individual movies, so guests can even enjoy a double or triple feature.
Demarest Farms | 244 Wierimus Avenue
Demarest Farms has a drive-in movie setup available for private parties to rent. Imagine having a viewing party of your favorite flicks surrounded by all your friends and family? It sounds like the perfect night. Contact the Farm directly to coordinate.
Four Brothers Drive-In Theater | 4957 Route 22, Amenia, NY
As interpreted by the Four Brothers, drive-in movie theaters are “a symbol of American lifestyle and persona” and that is 100% right. This theater is worth the drive from Essex County to enjoy the beautiful Hudson Valley scenery and vintage Americana touches on the property. Guests can even camp out at the drive-in for the ultimate sleepover. Tickets must be pre-purchased online to guarantee a spot. Guests arriving without a pre-purchased ticket can be added to a standby list, in case someone does not show up. Tickets cost $11 for adults and $6 for children six years old and under. Orders for food can also be placed online on the website. Additionally, on-screen messages can be purchased for a small fee. A happy birthday, anniversary, or even proposal message can be written on the screen.
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Newark Moonlight Cinema | 220 Orange Street, Newark
Newark Moonlight Cinema is a new pop-up drive-in movie theater located at the site of the former Newark Bears Baseball Stadium in Newark’s Downtown District. The brainchild of Newark-based filmmaker Ayana Stafford-Morris and real estate developer Siree Morris, this seasonal experience is opening once again starting July 24. From cult classics to recent releases, each weekend will offer patrons a nostalgic trip down memory lane, while providing prime family time for over 1500 people. The films are carefully selected to highlight African American filmmakers, actors, and actresses.
Skyline Drive-In NYC | 1 Oak Street, Brooklyn, NY
The Skyline is open seven days a week. It has a concessions stand full of drinks, treats, and eats that will power you through your theater experience. This theater can also write a special message on the screen upon request. Guests can set up the sound of the movie on their phones as well as purchase tickets online ahead of time.
Warwick Drive-In Movies | 11 Warwick Turnpike, Warwick, NY
This longstanding drive-in theater officially reopened on May 15th and is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of guests and employees alike. Tickets can be pre-purchased online. This theater currently works with the FanFood app, which allows visitors to place contactless food orders right to their car. The option for contactless pickup and delivery is also available from the app. The Warwick Drive-In also has a concession stand with food available for purchase. Using the Listen Everywhere app, guests can hear the movie using their cellphones or rent a speaker for $5. Tickets for adults are $12 and $8 for seniors and children 4 to 11 years old.