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32 Drive In Movie Theaters In Virginia That You Should Check Out

September 28, 2020

2024 is a perfect year to see a drive in movie. From Arlington, to Richmond, to Virginia Beach, Here’s where you can find a great outdoor movie theater near you!

Northern Virginia:

1. Family Drive-in Theater, Stephens City, VA


Tickets must be purchased online in 2020 and pre-ordered food can also be purchased online. Tickets are $9 & $7 for adults double & single-feature, $4 & $3 for ages 3 – 11.

2. Drive-in Movies for the Family, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA


Fridays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, movies begin at dusk, gates open 45 minutes prior, $40-$60 per vehicle

The Workhouse Arts Center is excited to present Drive-In Movies that offer a fun night out while maintaining social distance. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance online. Only 75 tickets will be sold and available parking spaces are first come first served.

This Fall, Workhouse Arts Center presents "Workhouse Haunted Drive-Thru: Nightmare Alley", Northern Virginia’s first haunted Drive-Thru! Terrify yourself with an advanced production of entertainment and theatrical skills performed by Workhouse Arts Center students. Tickets start at $60 per vehicle.

3. Movies at the Pfitz, Woodbridge, VA


Running Summer-Fall gates open at 6:30, movie starts at 8:15, $40 per vehicle

If you're looking for some fun for the whole family this fall, look no further than Movies at the Pfitz. Popcorn, food trucks, and classic movies are on display starting at 8:15.

Covid-19 precautions are in place with social distancing and masks in public areas.

You can pay the $40 per vehicle or choose to be a sponsor, benefiting local not profits in Prince William County.

4. The Drive-in at Mosaic, Fairfax, VA


Returning 2021, $28 per car, lot opening varies.

Tucked into the exciting Mosiac District comes Drive-In at the Mosaic. Dine, shop, and even visit the farmers market before settling into a cozy drive-in movie!

Tickets are $28 per, it is highly recommended to get your tickets in advance before the 90 parking spaces are sold out.

Covid-19 regulations are in place, you must remain in your car unless getting concessions from on-site vendors or using the restroom.

5. Starlight Cinema, Trinity Centre Parking, Fairfax, VA (Virtual)


Drive-In Returning 2021, Virtual 2020 Entertainment Series

For the Starlight Drive-In, movies have been cancelled in 2020. The good news is that the Fairfax County Entertainment Series is streaming live to let you enjoy free performances at the comfort of your own home!

In partnership with the Fairfax County Park Authority, volunteers, corporate sponsors, and individual donors there will be 25 performances in 2020.

Visit the Summer Entertainment Series for more information on how you can find these live performances.

6. Columbia Pike Drive-in Movie Nights, Arlington Career Center, Arlington, VA


7. Hull's Drive-In Theater — Lee Hwy, Lexington, VA


8. Tysons Corner Center Drive-in Movies, Tysons, VA


9. Capital One Center Drive-in Movie Nights, Tysons, VA


Returning 2021, July-August, Friday-Sunday,  7-11:30, space limited, FREE

Dine, shop, and see your favorite classic movies at the Capital One Center.

This free drive-in experience is dedicated to providing family friendly fun and a way to give back to vulnerable communities stricken by COVID-19 and those that need food and shelter in the Tysons community.

$25 donations benefiting Second Story can be made when registering your vehicle. Curbside food vendors available on-site, check out movies all weekend long at Capital One Center Drive-In Movies!

10. Drive-in Movie Nights, South Riding, VA


11. Rosslyn Cinema (Outdoor Movie Festival), Gateway Park, Arlington, VA


12. Movies on the Green, Lovettsville, VA


Returning 2021 Saturdays: Jun – Aug, 7:00, FREE

Enjoy annual movies from "Movies on the Green" series. The Town of Lovettsville puts on their own FREE drive in movie experience.

Bring lawn chairs, bring blankets, and come hungry. Enjoy movies starting at dusk, weather cancellations are announced on the drive-in's Facebook page.

13. Marketplace at Madison Crescent, Brentsville, VA


Returning 2021 TBD

Check back in spring 2021 for this drive-in movie experience put on in the Madison Crescent town center of Brentsville, Virginia!

14. Cinema del Ray, Mount Vernon Rec Center, Alexandria, VA


15. Outdoor Movie Nights at Liberty Lorton, Lorton, VA


16. Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts, Vienna, VA


Central Virginia:



Southwest Virginia:



19. Goochland Drive-In — Hadensville, VA


Weekends, Gates open at 5, Movies start around 7, $18/$25 per car

For a true drive-in movie going experience, visit the Goochland Drive-In. Two movies every weekend Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Tickets go on sale 4-7 days in advance and space is limited so get your tickets on-line while you can!

Concessions are available but all patrons must remain in their vehicles while eating and watching the movie during Covid-19.

20. Starlite Drive-In — Christiansburg, VA


Weekends, Gates open at 7pm, Movies start at dusk, $6 for adults, $4 for children.

Since opening in 1952, Starlite Drive-In has been showing two movies each weekend, April through October.

This popular drive-in spot features great screens, great features, and even greater car lines!

Pets are welcome and come hungry because the snack bar is open. Just tune into 90.3 FM to listen to the movie on your car stereo.

21. Park Place Drive-In — Marion, VA


Fridays & Saturdays, Double features start at dusk, $7 per adult, $3 for kids, Kids under 5 FREE

Park Place Drive-In opened in 1954, but what you see now is brand new as of 2000. This is a family destination for more than flix. Come for the fun! Mini golf, batting cages, an arcade, and a sweet ice cream shop top off the night.

Find the ice cream shop in the arcade, featuring 40+ Hershey's Ice Cream flavors, banana splits, extreme sundaes, and smoothies.

This outdoor cinema has a solo screen with a capacity for up to 240 cars, open seasonally, April thru October.

22. Central Drive-In — Norton, VA



23. SUMMER CINEMA OUTDOORS 2020, Chincoteague, VA

Free Films OUTDOORS at the CCA

Audience size limited to 75 people. Family "pods" will be seated 10 feet apart. Bring your own chair. Please wear a face mask. Beer, wine and soft drinks for sale at affordable prices. Bring your own snacks, if desired. Films begin at dusk.

These recent outdoor movie theaters are done for the winter, shut down, or new dates will be scheduled shortly.

24. Movies Under the Stars, Stonebridge at Potomac Towers, Woodbridge, VA


Possibly returning 2021, Saturdays, every 2 weeks Jun – Sep, 7:00

Stonebridge offers a family-friendly movie on the Jumbotron every other Saturday in summer. Bring your own chairs and blankets, and arrive early for shopping and a meal at one of the many shops and restaurants. Free.

25. Mayberry Drive-In Theatre — Moneta, VA


The Mayberry Drive-In Theatre featured a unique diner that was open all year. In 2015 the diner closed and shortly after the theatre closed as well.

26. Drive-in at The Lovingston Cafe — Lovingston, VA


The Cafe offers all premium fresh ingredients served at an affordable price, as well as a full bar featuring premium wines, beers, and spirits. With amazing offerings like our hand-cut USDA Choice steaks, Seafood, Hickory Smoked Pork Ribs, one of the best house-smoked BBQ sandwiches, as well as incredible burgers, sandwiches, and vegetarian offerings TLC has something to fit everyone’s taste, and budget!

Patio open daily and dog friendly! Cafe hours 10:30AM-9PM. Connected to The Sidebar.

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