Eating popcorn and watching the big screen isn’t reserved for indoors. Drive-in theaters are a place where kids and adults can enjoy this nighttime ritual under the stars. Here are a few things to consider before you head to the theater:
1. Carloads of Movie-goers Many drive-in theaters charge per car, rather than per person. So if you are meeting up with some friends, travel together.
2. Be Food-Wise When going to the drive-in, there are many concessions to try — that’s not the typical moviegoer fare. If you decide to pack up a snack or two for the kids, most theaters charge a fee to bring in food or don’t allow it altogether.
3. Etiquette Matters There is a list of rules that comes with going to the drive-in to ensure a pleasant and safe time. While many theaters broadcast the movie’s sound on a FM station rather than a speaker pole near each parking space, they still want patrons taking only one spot per car. Also, it’s customary to set up camp outside with blankets or chairs — but do so in front of the car, not between the cars parked next to you. Lastly, make sure to turn off the brake lights or keep car lights dim, so as not to disturb others around you.
4. Keep Fido at Home Some drive-ins allow dogs to visit, but check the policy first. If you are able to bring your dog, make sure to have water — and pet waste bags.
Places to Catch a Movie
Aut–O–Rama Twin Drive–In Theatre
33395 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville
Blue Sky Drive–In Theater
959 Broad St., Wadsworth
Magic City Drive–In Theater
5602 S. Cleveland -Massillon Road, Barberton
Mayfield Road Drive–In Theater
2100 SR 322, Chardon
Midway Twin Drive–In Theater
SR-59, half a mile east of Kent