The coronavirus pandemic has definitely turned this into an odd summer. Movie theaters are either shut down, or operating at reduced capacity. But that allows for the return of a novelty from years ago – the drive-in!
There are a number of drive-in movie theaters – both permanent and pop-up – around the Boston area, and they’re just waiting for you to drive up and catch a film!
Showcase Pop-Up Drive-In at Patriot Place
The folks at Showcase Cinemas and Patriot Place have teamed up to launch a pop-up drive-in experience in the parking lots surrounding Gillette Stadium in Foxboro this summer. All tickets must be purchased on the Showcase Cinemas App. Prices are around $20 per vehicle. Get more information on the Showcase Cinemas website.
Mendon Twin Drive-In
According to their website, “The Mendon Twin Drive-in was built in 1953 and opened June 14, 1954. A second movie screen was added in 1998. It’s now a New England institution and one of the top drive-ins in the country, sitting on nearly sixteen acres of beautiful, tree-lined land.”
Admission is $30 per vehicle, with a $6/per person charge after 6 people in the car. Open 7 nights a week during the summer. https://www.mendondrivein.com/
Kowloon Restaurant Pop-Up Drive-In
Known for their famous Saugus wings, the Wong Family who have owned Kowloon up on Route 1 for 70 years, are branching out into the outdoor movie business this summer. The town has given the green light for the Kowloon to set up a drive-in screen in their parking lot. Once it’s operational, we’ll update with more details.
Marshfield Pop-Up Drive-In
While the Marshfield Fair has been postponed until 2021, the fairgrounds will host a pop-up drive-in starting June 25th, 2020. Tickets will be $27 per vehicle with a $6/person charge over 6 people. More information can be found on the drive-in’s website.
Scarlet Oak Tavern Pop-Up Drive-In
Located in Hingham, the Scarlet Oak Tavern is doing movie nights in June in their parking lot. Price is $25 per car and more information is available on their website.
Heading down the Cape this summer? There’s a drive-in there too! The Wellfleet Drive-in has been a Cape Cod staple since 1957. Tickets are $13/adults, $9 seniors/kids, and kids under 3 free. Get details at their website.