Social distancing has made most large gatherings impossible. Guess what - it's time for the return of the drive-in! Catch a classic movie in classic style at these longtime and brand new locations, including spots in the city or a reasonable drive away.
31-91 21st St. Astoria (17-min. Drive From Midtown)
Bel Aire Diner has joined in on the drive-in trend this year, showing movies and live entertainment. The summer schedule includes live comedy, movies like Grease and more. Follow their calendar and get tickets here.
(Limited run every weekend in July)
1 E 161st St. Yankee Stadium, Bronx (19-min. Drive From Midtown)
MASC Hospitality Group, known for putting together the Bronx Night-market is behind a new pop-up drive-in festival taking place right in the parking lot of Yankee Stadium for the month of July. They'll be hosting movie nights and live-music plus car-side dinner service from local NYC street vendors. Learn more and get updates here.
1 Oak St. Greenpoint, Brooklyn (18-min Drive From Midtown)
Photo: Skyline Drive-In
Skyline Drive-in is the only drive-in with a gorgeous view of the Manhattan skyline! The outdoor movie experience is also situated at a famous filming location in Greenpoint this summer. Their movie schedule includes Crocodile Dundee, Gladiator, Breakfast at Tiffany's and more Check in here for schedule and tickets.
809 Father Capodanno Blvd. Midland Beach, Staten Island (33-min Drive From Midtown)
Juicy Lucy won't only be providing Staten Island with great BBQ but also with drive-in movie nights! Try their award-winning brisket and Head to their website for more info on movies coming soon.
365 Bloomingburg Rd. Middletown, NY (1-hour Drive From Midtown)
Fair Oaks Drive-in offers tons of space and two screens located not too far from the city. This summer, they'll be showing Grease, Dirty Dancing, & Scarface. Get tickets and schedule here.
5 Warwick Tpke. Warwick, NY (1hr. 10-min Drive From Midtown)
Since 1950, this drive-in has been offering movie nights for cars and campers alike. Their summer movie list includes Dolittle, Jumanji, Jurassic Park, Jaws and more! Find out more here.
126 Degarmo Rd. Poughkeepsie, NY (1hr. 30-min Drive From Midtown)
The family-owned and operated Overlook Drive-in is another classic movie experience that has been running since 1955 and boasts the largest screen in the tri-state area. This summer, they're screening Ferris Beuller's Day Off, The Monster Squad, Back to the Future & more. Check out what's playing here.
4958 Rt. 22 Amenia, NY (1hr. 47-min Drive From Midtown)
If you have kids, or you're truly just a kid at heart, Four Brothers drive-in has movies, ice cream and more to provide fun for all ages. The summer lineup includes Wizard of Oz, The Smurfs, School of Rock, Batman Returns & more. Get tickets here.
4114 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park, NY (1hr. 46-min Drive From Midtown)
Started by the same family that runs Overlook Drive-in. This theater came to be in 1949 and is still running! The summer schedule includes Beetlejuice, Batman (1989), Jaws and more. Check out their schedule here.
4540 Shankeweiler Rd. Orefield, PA (1hr. 40-min Drive From Midtown)
Shankweiler's is known as America's oldest drive-in at 86 years in the business! The summer lineup will feature movies like Jurassic Park, Jaws and more. Get tickets and go back in time here.
4548 Lehigh Dr. Walnutport, PA (1hr. 45-min Drive From Midtown)
Voted one of the best drive-ins on multiple lists, Becky's Drive-in is certainly a must-visit for the perfect experience. They'll be showing E.T., Despicable Me and more throughout the summer. See the schedule here.
635 Seneca Rd. Lehighton, PA (2hr. Drive From Midtown)
Established in 1949, Mahoning's is preparing for another awesome summer of classic films. You can also get vintage film memorabilia at their snack bar. Stay updated for their reopening here.
2203 South Delsea Dr. Vineland, NJ (2hr. Drive From Midtown)
Head to Delsea Drive-in is the only permanent drive-in left in New Jersey. The summer movie schedule includes Followed, Infamous, Jurassic Park and more. See all the events here.
Various New Jersey Locations
The aforementioned Delsea drive-in may be the only long-standing drive-in in New Jersey but Integrated commuting company Boxcar has partnered with local towns in New Jersey to bring pop-up drive-ins across the state this summer. Find out where the next one will be here.
Corona Avenue Queens, NY
Rooftop Films has announced that they will be opening their second drive-in movie theater at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, set to begin screenings in August. The lineup will be a mix of independent and foreign films, perfect for the serious movie junkies out there.
E-106 232 3rd Street Brooklyn, NY
Rooftop Films is a non-profit organization who's mission is to bring outdoor film screenings to everyone. One of their most recent openings was the Queens Drive-In, as mentioned above. If you're interested in seeing obscure yet artistic films, this is the place for you.