What is more summer than drive-in movies? And this summer, in particular, drive-in movies are a great option for a safe, physically distanced activity.
Movie theatres are still closed for the foreseeable future, but on a warm summer night, right around sunset, you can still take in a movie with the family—and under the stars no less. If you’ve never taken your kids to the drive-in before, this summer is the perfect time to give them an experience they’ll never forget, all while tapping into your own nostalgia.
Be sure to check online before you go—theatres have all put their own rules in place to deal with COVID-19 and it’s best to check ahead of time. Many theatres are requesting that you book tickets in advance to help with physical distancing. Some require you to bring your own snacks while others have opened their concession stands.
Remember to bring your hand sanitizer and masks with you—you’ll want to be sure to take every precaution when using bathrooms or visiting the indoor concession stand.
*Note: all information is up-to-date at the time of publication. Be sure to check the drive-in’s website to ensure you have the most accurate information.
5 Drive-in – Oakville
With three screens playing three different double features each, the 5 Drive-in located in Oakville has something for everyone in the family. Their concession stands are currently open and they ask that you do not bring outside food to the theatre. They’re serving up all the movie theatre classics plus a full fast-food menu that includes hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, chicken fingers, and more.
Stardust Drive-in – East Gwillimbury
East Gwillimbury’s Stardust Drive-in is open 7 days a week during the summer and has three screens playing a double-feature each night. Their concession stands are currently open and serving all your favourites like popcorn, nachos, and candy. Kids under 5 get into the drive-in for free.
The Oxford Drive-In – Woodstock
Originally opened in 1950, this classic drive-in was restored in 2020 and shows double features 7 days a week in summer. The first film each evening is a family-friendly pick. Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Washrooms (portable) are available. Concessions are open: order at the gate and food is delivered to your vehicle. Tuesdays are half-price.
Drive-In Port Hope – Port Hope
Showing three movies in a night starting at 9:00 pm. Drive-in Port Hope gives you a lot of bang for your buck. Currently, they are operating at half capacity and requiring one empty space to be left between each vehicle. Washrooms are open but children must be accompanied by an adult.
Their concessions are also open and they continue to offer restaurant quality food alongside the standard movie theatre staples.
The Boonie Drive-in – Tilbury
Screening movies every day of the week, The Boonie Drive-in located in Tilbury shows two movies each night and has new movies playing starting on the Friday of each week. Snacks are available onsite and outside food is not permitted.
Mustang Drive-In – London
You can choose from two different screens showing two different movies at London’s Mustang Drive-in. Movies are screening 7 days a week and concession stands are now open so you can enjoy all of your movie theatre favourites and more.
Hanover Drive-in – Hanover
With physical distancing rules in place even for vehicles, Hanover Drive-in is taking your safety seriously. While there are no on-site concessions, you can head to the nearby Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday to get your favourite movie snacks to-go.
Canview Drive-in – Fonthill
With three different screens showing different movies on certain days, there’s a lot of choices when it comes to what movie you watch at Fonthill’s Canview Drive-in. You can also bring along your four-legged friend as long as you take the normal “doggie” courtesies. They are not currently selling concessions and ask that you remain in your vehicle except for washroom visits.
Bingeman’s On the Grand – Kitchener
Bingeman’s has launched drive-in events for summer 2020, including concerts, comedy shows, and double-feature movie nights. Advance ticket purchase is required and visitors are not permitted to leave their vehicles. Washrooms are available for emergencies only. Concessions are available by advance purchase online, for pickup when you arrive.
Sunset Drive-In – Barrie
Choose from three different double features playing each night at Barrie’s Sunset Drive-in. You’re asked to pick up your movie snacks from their concession stand—no outside food or drinks are allowed inside.
The Mustang – Prince Edward County
The newly reopened Mustang Drive-in located in Prince Edward County is open Wednesday through Sunday every week. They have two screens, each showing a double feature. Their concession stand is also open and they ask that you do not bring in outside food or drinks. You can also bring along your dog as long as they are well behaved.
Muskoka Drive-in – Gravenhurst
Open from Friday to Monday, the Muskoka Drive-in in Gravenhurst has two screens showing double features. They are currently only using 50% of their capacity to ensure there are at least two metres of space for physical distancing between cars. They have also installed touchless faucets and soap dispensers in the washrooms for your safety. The onsite playground and mini-golf are currently closed. Note that they only accept cash and have an onsite ATM.
Lindsay Drive-in – Lindsay
Playing double features on two screens from Friday to Tuesday, the Lindsay Drive-in is open for the 2020 season. Their concession stand is currently closed. Kids aged 3-12 are only $5.00 and kids under 2 are always free.
Starlite Drive-in – Stoney Creek
If you’re in the Hamilton area, Stoney Creek’s Starlite Drive-in is a great option. Three screens play a double-feature each night. Their concessions stands are currently open and offer you options for a full meal—fries, burgers, hot dogs—as well as the standard movie-going fare—popcorn, candy, chocolate.
Mustang Drive-in – Guelph
Open seven days a week, the Mustang Drive-in located in Guelph shows two movies each night. Their concession stand is open, serving up movie theatre staples like caramel corn and popcorn, as well as more substantial eats like poutine and onion rings.
DriveInTO – Toronto
For summer 2020, the City of Toronto has announced temporary drive-in entertainment in the city. There are currently four drive-in movie locations. Schedules vary and some nights are 18+ concerts, indie films, or arts events.