This is a list of drive-in theaters. A drive-in theater
is a form of cinema
structure consisting of a large outdoor movie screen
, a projection booth
, a concession stand
, and a large parking area
for automobiles. Within this enclosed area, customers can view film
s from their cars.
This list includes active and defunct drive-in theaters.
About 330 drive-in theatres were established in Australia, following the Skyline, established in 1954 in Melbourne.
The first drive-in was opened in 1933 in New Jersey.
As of 2017, around 330 drive-in theaters were operating in the United States, down from a peak of around 4,000 in the late 1950s.
At least six are listed on the National Register of Historic Places
(NRHP). Notable U.S. examples include:
File:Wellfleet drive in theater entrance.jpg|The entrance of Wellfleet Drive-In Theater in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, August 2008
File:Boulevard Drive-In Theatre - airphoto.jpg|In this 2006 USGS airphoto, the defunct Boulevard Drive-In Theater can still be seen in a pie-shaped lot.
File:MoonlightTheatre 0925.jpg|Signage at the Moonlite Theatre, July 2013
, mobile, drive-up movie theatre
* Drive-in theater Revival
, for other guerrilla drive-in operations
* Inflatable movie screen
Category:Lists of theatres