Summer Date Idea: All the Drive-Ins Across Canada

We throw back to the ’50s for all sorts of things: rock ‘n’ roll, too-cool-for-school style and, of course, cute date inspo. After all, nothing says “going steady” like a milkshake and a drive-in movie. We’ve put together a master list of outdoor movie theatres still standing across Canada. Plan your next Tinder date accordingly!

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Drive in theatres Canada

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BRITISH COLUMBIA

Starlight Drive-In
Where: Enderby, BC
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: General Admission $10 (cash or debit)
Too cool: This is North America’s largest drive-in screen

Twilight Drive-In
Where: Langley, BC
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: General Admission $12.50 (cash or INTERAC cards)
Too cool: The location also holds Swap Meets on Sundays (which is basically a giant IRL Bunz)

Park Drive-In
Where: Prince George, BC
When: Open weekends as of May
How much: General Admission $12.50 (cash, debit, Visa)
Too cool: You can also ride go-karts or play mini-golf during the day

Drive-in theatres Canada

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MANITOBA

Big Island Drive-In
Where: Flin Flon, MN
When: Open Wednesday to Sunday in the summer
How much: General Admission $10 (cash only)
Too cool: They sell punch passes at the ticket booth; buy 5 movies, get 1 free!

SASKATCHEWAN

The Prairie Dog
Where: Carlyle, SK
When: Open weekends in the summer
How much: General Admission $12.50 (cash only)
Too cool: On June 4, they hold a Memorial Night where you can purchase a lantern and light it at intermission in memory of a loved one

Twilite Drive-In Theatre
Where: Wolseley, SK
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: General Admission $10 (cash only)
Too cool: You can purchase a hoodie for $100 and get in to any showing for free throughout the 2016 season

Clearwater Drive-In
Where: Kyle, SK
When: Open nightly except for Tuesdays in the summer
How much: General Admission $9 (cash only)
Too cool: It’s entirely family-owned (the theatre is closed for a weekend in June for their daughter’s wedding)

Jubilee Drive-In
Where: Manitou Beach, SK
When: Open Thursday-Sunday in the summer
How much: $20 per car, includes all passengers (cash only)
Too cool: People drive over two hours to come see movies at this drive-in

Drive-in theatres Canada

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ONTARIO

Sunset Barrie
Where: Barrie, ON
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: General Admission $11 (cash, debit, credit)
Too cool: They play the national anthem before each show

Canview Drive-In
Where: Fonthill, ON
When: Open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekends in the summer
How much: General Admission $11 (cash only)
Too cool: They have four full-sized screens showing different double features

Starlite Drive-In
Where: Grand Bend, ON
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: General Admission $10 (cash only)
Too cool: They have free WiFi

Muskoka Drive-In
Where: Gravenhurst, ON
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: General Admission $10 (cash only)
Too cool: Popcorn refills are only 50 cents

Drive-in theatres Canada

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Mustang Drive-In
Where: Guelph, ON
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: General Admission $13 (cash only)
Too cool: They do four-feature all-nighters for $15

Hanover Drive-In
Where: Hanover, ON
When: Open Fridays & Saturdays in May & June, and Sundays & Tuesdays in July & August
How much: General Admission $10 (cash only)
Too cool: It’s located on RR1, which is now referred to as Drive-In Road

Kingston Family Funworld Drive-In
Where: Kingston, ON
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: General Admission $11 (cash or credit)
Too cool: Funworld also has go-karting, mini-putt, a battling tent and laser tag

Lindsay Drive-In
Where: Lindsay, ON
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: General Admission $10 (cash only)
Too cool: They track #lindsaydrivein on Instagram

Mustang Drive-In
Where: London, ON
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: General Admission $11 (cash, debit, credit)
Too cool: Mustang Drive-In is the most popular drive-in theatre name in Canada

Drive-in theatres Canada

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Midland Drive-In
Where: Midland, ON
When: Open Thursday-Sunday in the summer
How much: General Admission $9 (cash only)
Too cool: They sell deep-fried Mars bars at the snack bar

Havelock Family Drive-In
Where: Norwood, ON
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: General Admission $12 (cash only)
Too cool: They have their own old-school commercial that runs before the features

The 5 Drive-In Theatre
Where: Oakville, ON
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: General Admission $12 (cash, debit, credit)
Too cool: The playland on the grounds has five inflatables

Owen Sound Drive-In
Where: Owen Sound, ON
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: General Admission $10 (cash only)
Too cool: They’re v active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Skylight Drive-In
Where: Pembroke, ON
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: General Admission $14-$16 (depending on how many movies are being played)
Too cool: The driver of any classic car from 1980 or earlier gets in free on Thursdays

Drive-in theatres Canada

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Mustang Drive-In
Where: Picton, ON
When: Open weekends in the summer
How much: General Admission $11 (cash only)
Too cool: A pre-show host personalizes each experience

Port Elmsley Drive-In
Where: Port Elmsley, ON
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: General Admission $12
Too cool: Established in 1953, this is one of the longest running drive-ins in the country

Port Hope Drive-In
Where: Port Hope, ON
When: Open weekends in the summer
How much: General Admission $10 (cash only)
Too cool: They host the Durham Video Game Convention in June

Stardust Drive-In
Where: Sharon, ON (Newmarket)
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: General Admission $12 (cash, debit, credit)
Too cool: This used to be the North York Drive-In, run by the same family for 45 years

The Docks Drive-In Theatre (Polson Pier)
Where: Toronto, ON
When: Open weekends as of May 20
How much: General Admission $15
Too cool: It’s North America’s only downtown drive-in movie theatre

Drive-in theatres Canada

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QUEBEC

Saint-Eustache Drive-In
Where: Saint-Eustache, QC
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: General Admission $10 (cash only)
Too cool: With five screens, this drive-in is the largest in Canada—and it plays movies in French

Ciné-Parc
Where: Gatineau, QC
When: Open Friday-Monday in the summer
How much: General Admission $12 (cash only)
Too cool: There’s one double feature screening in French, and one in English

 

NEW BRUNSWICK

Neptune Drive-In
Where: Shediac, NB
When: Open weekends in the summer
How much: General Admission $10 (cash, debit, credit)
Too cool: Their Twitter account @NeptuneDrivein keeps attendees up to date on the flicks they’re showing each weekend

 

NOVA SCOTIA

Valley Drive-In
Where: Cambridge, NS
When: Open weekends in the summer
How much: General Admission $12 (cash only)
Too cool: The local Lions Club revived the theatre when it went out of business in the ’90s

Cape-Breton Drive-In
Where: Sydney, NS
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: $20 per car (cash only)
Too cool: The theatre took a one-year hiatus in order to upgrade their technology—now they’re back and open for business

 

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Brackley Drive-In Theatre
Where: Brackley Beach, PEI
When: Open nightly in the summer
How much: General Admission $11 (cash only)
Too cool: They won the title of Atlantic Canada’s #1 Drive-In three years in a row at the Battle of the Drive-Ins

Drive-in theatres Canada

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