Now that we’re getting warmer weather, drive-in movie theaters become a more appealing means to watch the latest releases and even the old classics. Drive-ins are an American tradition, perfect for date night or for an outing with the whole family. That’s why we here at Reichard Chevrolet have put together a list of drive-in theater tips to keep in mind before you pack up the car and head out to catch a movie.
According to Tips for Family Trips, the most important thing to remember is to choose the right double-feature. Many drive-ins offer double-features, or two movies in a row, which is just one of the many reasons it can be cost-effective to go to a drive-in (reduced ticket prices and more affordable concession fares being others). Typically, movies are packaged together with a particular demographic or theme in mind (for example, two family features will air back-to-back instead of one family feature and one movie intended for adults), but it’s important to check your bill before you schedule a night out to make sure you are picking movies that are appropriate for your audience.
Next, dress comfortably. Kids may want to go in pajamas, especially if the movie starts or ends past their bedtimes, so be sure to also bring pillows and blankets just in case. Movies can be long, so ensuring that everyone is comfortable for the duration is one of the most important things to keep in mind at the drive-in.
Finally, bring cash and snacks. Melody 49 Drive-In accepts credit cards, for example, but it’s always a good idea to bring cash just in case a theater only accepts paper money. Snacks are also a good idea, including chips and drinks, as this will save you some money—though getting a pretzel or hot dog at the concession stand is just part of the experience.
These are just some of many tips to keep in mind this spring and summer as you visit your local drive-in. Most important of all: have fun!