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 films from their cars. This list includes active and defunct drive-in theaters.

Drive-in theatres


About 330 drive-in theatres were established in Australia, following the Skyline, established in 1954 in Melbourne.

United States

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

See also

* Mobmov, mobile, drive-up movie theatre * Drive-in theater Revival, for other guerrilla drive-in operations * Inflatable movie screen


External links

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