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A Guide to Drive-In Movie Theaters in New Jersey + Beyond

by Danielle Lynch
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There’s nothing like enjoying a great movie in even better weather — all in the comfort of the car or a lawn chair. Drive-in theaters are no longer a thing of the past. These retro spots have made a comeback as a creative way to social distance during the pandemic, and are still popular. Many drive-ins also welcome other modes of transit such as bikes and walking, and have fun food options on-site. 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.

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Delsea Drive-In Theater | 2203 South Delsea Drive, Vineland

Established in 1949, this theater sells tickets online only via the website. The cost for movies ranges from $12.50 to $20. Tickets are sold for screens and not individual movies, so guests can even enjoy a double or triple feature. Delsea currently does not have any more movie screenings in July or August, but it does stay open in the fall, so keep an eye out for future screenings here.

Read More: Movie Theaters in the Hudson County Area for Your Next Date Night

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 Hudson County,  hosts 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. There are movies every night of the week, sometimes including double features. Tickets cost $14 for adults with discounts for seniors, children, and vets. A single-feature vehicle reservation plus a driver’s ticket costs $16, and $17 dollars for a double-feature. 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 a proposal message can be written on the screen.

Hi-Way Drive-In Theatre | 10699 State Route 9W, Coxsackie, NY

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The Hi-Way Drive-In in Coxsackie, New York was originally built in 1950 by brothers Morris and Rafael Klein, who owned several movie theatres in the area. It opened on May 4th, 1951 with one screen and 424 speaker poles, showing Vengeance Valley and Hit Parade of 1951. This theater is open Wednesday through Sunday. The space opens up at 7:30PM and movies start when it gets dark at 8:50PM. An adult ticket costs $12, tickets for children ages 3-11 cost $6, and children under three are free. Prices are for double features, or occasionally one very long movie.

Skyline Drive-In NYC | 1 Oak Street, Brooklyn, NY

The Skyline has views of the Manhattan Skyline and 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.

See More: A Guide to Outdoor Movies in Essex County This Summer

Warwick Drive-In Movies | 5 Warwick Turnpike, Warwick, NY


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Warwick Drive-In is a longstanding drive-in theater located in Warwick, New York that is open seven days a week. Tickets can be pre-purchased online or bought at the box office in person. This theater currently works with the FanFood app, which allows visitors to place food orders right from the car. The option for contactless pickup and delivery is also available from the app. Warwick Drive-In also has a concession stand with food available for purchase. This drive-in theater is pet-friendly, and you can also rent a speaker to listen to the movie for $5.

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