There’s nothing like enjoying a great movie in even better weather – all in the comfort of your car or even your 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 to 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 for screens and not individual movies, so guests can even enjoy a double or triple feature.
Demarest Farms | 244 Wierimus Avenue
Kicking off the season in May, Demarest Farms will be serving the public at its drive-in movie theater every Thursday and Friday night until August 29th. Tickets can be purchased online to avoid contact upon arrival. The snack bar and restrooms will also be operating with strict guidelines in place. The movie lineup is a mixture of classics for adults and kids.
Four Brothers Drive In Theater | 4957 Route 22, Amenia, NY
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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, although a bit of a distance from Essex county, this drive-in theater will be hosting guests at its New York location. 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.