When we think of a drive-in, we think of the movie Grease. That was our first introduction way back when to the concept that had become outdated and overshadowed by movie theaters. And while some still hung around for nostalgic entertainment, they’re now making a full on comeback in a few spots across DFW!
Updated October 2022
photo courtesy of Coyote Drive-In
Coyote is a new-age drive in founded in 2011 in Fort Worth, where you can watch a movie with the skyline in the background! With a variety of movies ranging from PG to R ratings, this is a fun spot for both children and adults. Outside food and beverage is not permitted, but the concession stand offers a large menu, including beer and wine! They'll even deliver online food and drink orders to your car, so you don't miss the movie!
Movies play nightly starting around 7:30pm, but we recommend arriving early as gates open at 6pm. Find specific details on their website, and purchase tickets in advance.
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photo courtesy of Galaxy Drive-In
Located in Ennis, Galaxy is also a new-age drive-in with seven screens playing 7 nights a week, 365 days a year! Single showing tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids. You can sit inside your car, or outside it, so feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets! Outside food is not permitted, but the full-service snack bar offers hamburgers, cheeseburgers, pizza, salads, hotdogs, corndogs, fries, nachos, and more.
Movies start at 7:30pm with several different options on their seven screens - head to their website for the full lineup!
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photo courtesy of Brazos Drive-In
Located in Granbury, this is the only on the list, and one of the few left in the entire state, that is an original drive-in. It’s been in operation since 1952, and was purchased in the 80’s by a woman who wanted to simply preserve its history, she is still doing that today. This historic spot has been a favorite every summer since!
Movies play Thursday-Saturday at 8:50 pm. We also recommend arriving early - gates open at 7:45 & people line up EARLY. Concessions are available. They will be closed November 30th through March 5th 2023, so check their website for details!
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photo courtesy of Lite Show Drive In Cinema
Newly opened in Fort Worth, Lite Show Drive In Cinema is a great spot for the whole family! Movies are currently showing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, but you can contact them for private events during the week. A unique feature here is that after the first showing, the audience can vote on the second movie! Admissions are $15 per carload and $10 for single admissions. Outside food and beverages are allowed, but they also have vendors offering shaved ice, snacks, and more!
Showtimes vary, so check out their movie lineup and second showings to vote on!
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