Grab a parking spot at one of these cinemas under the stars—Reinvented for a new generation
By Anna Fader
If your mental image of a drive-in movie theater is a scene from American Graffiti, you need to update your memes. Forget those sprawling old-school lots down some little-used road on the outskirts of town. Now urban—and even guerrilla—automobile-friendly theaters allow cinema lovers to enjoy this pasttime in a modern way. The newest trend is the mini drive-in. And the great news for Chevrolet Spark owners? The smallest cars get to park up front!
Cape Cod’s only drive-in is a perfect retreat after a day at the beach, with 18 holes of mini-golf for a before or after activity.
If none of these options is near you, check drive-ins.com for a comprehensive database of outdoor big screens, past and present. Alternatively, join the wave of movie lovers starting their own drive-in experiences at MobMov. You can use this website to stay informed of guerrilla screenings in your area or to find out how to turn your own car into a source of mobile movies.
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Anna Fader is the founder and editor-in-chief of Mommy Poppins, the ultimate travel blog for families in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, New Jersey, Long Island and Connecticut.