Updated July 2021
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 That was our first introduction way back when to the concept that had become outdated and overshadowed by movie theaters.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 so we can sick safe in our cars, while still enjoying a movie on the big screen!
Coyote is a new-age drive in founded in 2011 in Fort Worth. You can buy concessions through online ordering delivered to your car. All staff is required to wear masks, gloves and be temperature checked.
Movies play nightly starting around 9 pm, and when it's not COVID times, they do double features on their four screens. Find specific details on their website, and purchase tickets in advance.
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photo courtey of Coyote Drive-In
Located in Ennis, Galaxy is also a new-age drive-in with seven screens playing Thursday-Sunday nights! Currently, they are only playing single features. You must remain in the car at all times, but you may sit in a pickup truck bed or inside your SUV with the rear hatch open. Outside food is not permitted, but concessions are currently open.
Movies start at 8:45 pm with several different options on their seven screens - head to their website for the full lineup!
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photo courtesy of Galaxy 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.
Movies play Thursday-Saturday at 8:50 pm. They only play single features, but check their website for updates on future showings! We also recommend arriving early - gates open at 7:45 & people line up EARLY. Concessions are available.
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photo curtesy of Brazos Drive-In
ROOFTOP CINEMA CLUB
Catch the beautiful view of the city at night at this unique drive-in! Unlike most theaters, outside food is allowed (drink is not, though), and you can purchase candy, popcorn, craft cocktails, beer, wine and food from a food truck.
They're in the middle of their Summer Series at Heritage Village through the beginning of September. Use the wireless headphones they give you to enjoy the big screen while you sit in either deckchair lounge seats or plush bean bags. They play 1-2 movies every night, and they mostly consist of classics that are generally well loved. They even have special events! Movies start as early as 8:45 pm and as late as 11:30 pm, so make sure to double check your show tine when you purchase tickets online.
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photo courtesy of Rooftop Cinema Club