Parents and gandparents will have fond memories of visiting the drive-in on a Saturday night, hanging out at the concession stand, or cuddling up on a romantic date! These classic outdoor theatres are a dying breed dotted across the land of America, but Ontario still has it’s fair share and if we want them to stick around for future generation we should support them! Visit one of these true classics for a family night out that will go down in the memory books, or better yet make it a regular tradition! You’ll find theatres within 45 minutes to an hour and half from the GTA and are open Spring through Fall. Theatres further afield are ideal destinations during a family vacation, and even better for those of us who live outside of the big city!
Stardust Drive in – Newmarket
Classic drive-in showing new releases on 3 screens & serving burgers, poutine & other snacks.
893 Mt Albert Rd, Sharon, ON L0G 1V0
The Docks Drive-In Toronto
Barrie Sunset Drive-In
Old-school outdoor movie theatre with three screens & snacks available for purchase.
Address: 134 4 Line S, Shanty Bay, ON L0L 2L0
1299 The Angela Schmidt Foster Rd, Wyebridge, ON L0K 2E0
Old-school institution open summers only for double features & traditional movie-theatre snacks.
Cash-only, drive-in movie theatre open seasonally, offering current films & a snack bar.
033277 County Rd 28, Hanover, ON N4N 1N7
Cash-only drive-in theatre offering mini-golf, a playground & a grill with burgers & other eats.
1001 Theatre Rd, Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1R3
Lindsay Twin Drive-In Theatre
229 Pigeon Lake Rd, Lindsay, ON K9V 4R6
199 Forest Lea Rd, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W6
Cash-only, dog-friendly drive-in showing new movies in classic digs with a snack bar & a playground.
2551 Wilton Grove Rd, London, ON N6N 1M7
5012 Jones Baseline, Guelph, ON N1H 6H8
The 5 Drive-in
Enduring, seasonal drive-in movie theatre with 3 screens, plus on-site kids’ play area & snack bar.
2332 Ninth Line, Oakville, ON L6H 7G9
59 Green Mountain Rd E, Stoney Creek, ON L8J 2V5
Enduring drive-in theatre offering current films & a snack bar with burgers, nachos & other food.
1956 Highway 20, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0
Starlite Grand Bend
Classic drive-in movie theatre, open since 1958, featuring new releases on 2 screens.
36752 Crediton Rd, Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0
The Boonies Drive In Theatre
4625 Richardson Side Rd, Tilbury, ON N0P 2L0
Port Hope Drive-In
First-run movies shown in a classic drive-in cinema also offering burgers, poutine & candy.
2141 Theatre Rd S, Cobourg, ON K9A 4J7
Havelock Family Drive in
800 11 Line, Havelock, ON K0L 1Z0
Picton Mustang Drive-In
Straightforward drive-in movie theatre with 2 screens, open seasonally for first-run films.
Address: 1521 Prince Edward County Rd 1, Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0
Kingston Family Fun Drive In
1533 McAdoo’s Ln, Kingston, ON K0H 1S0
Port Elmsley Drive-In
333 Port Elmsley Rd, Perth, ON K7H 3C7