With the past years of drive-in theaters a success, a drive-in movie in NJ (think 1950s fun) is still this summer’s hot spot. While there are a few nostalgic ones that have been operating for decades, watching a drive-in movie in NJ at a farm or by the bay is just the excuse you need to skip the usual Netflix. Scroll down to find the closest one to you, buy your tickets online, load the kiddos in the car, and park yourself in front of a new movie flick or a classic family fave under the stars—just don’t forget the popcorn. Seeing a drive-in movie in NJ is a great summer activity along with sampling ice cream shops all over NJ. (featured photo credit: istock.com/lanastock)
Here’s where to park at a drive-in movie in NJ
Delsea Drive-In Theatre
The only remaining true drive-in theater in NJ (it originally opened in 1949), this Vineland gem is featuring newer releases like Top Gun: Maverick and Jurassic World: Dominion. With an onsite restaurant delivering yummy treats and snacks to your car, they are open every week.
Cost: $12.50-$20, food permits are available for outside food
2203 S Delsea Dr., Vineland, NJ 08360
This Bergen County farm and garden center hosts a drive-in movie in NJ on-site at the farm and you can book your own private drive-in movie event. Introduce your kids to classics like The Breakfast Club or watch Disney favorites like Monsters, Inc. Spots are selling out fast, so make sure to schedule your private showing.
Cost: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details
244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale, NJ 07642
If you’re in Northern Jersey, take a quick ride over the border into New York, where you’ll find Warwick Drive-In, a vintage drive-in movie theater with three screens showing six different movies each night, with something that caters to every member of the fam. And did we mention there are snacks? Classic movie theater treats like candy and popcorn, plus freshly cooked burgers, dogs, and pizza rolls.
Cost: $12 per adult+$1.44 fee, $8+$1.32 fee per children ages 4-11, free for kids 3 and under
5 Warwick Turnpike, Warwick, NY 10990
Barnegat Summer Drive-In Movies
Enjoy a drive-in movie in NJ at the shore. With titles like How To Train Your Dragon and Encanto, your little ones will have the best time stocking up the car with yummy treats and heading over to the Barnegat Public Dock for a family-friendly flick beneath the summer night sky.
Barnegat Public Dock, 427 E Bay Ave., Barnegat, NJ 08005
(609) 698-0080 x122
Billian Legion Park Drive-In Movie Nights
See a movie like Spirit Untamed at Billian Legion Park for a drive-in movie in NJ that you won’t want to miss. Registration is required and space is limited. Rain dates are scheduled.
Billian Legion Park, 548 East Main Street, Bound Brook, NJ 08805
Where will you be seeing a drive-in movie in NJ this year? Let us know!
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