These Ontario Drive-Ins Are Perfect For That Summer Greased Lightnin' Vibe
We’ve got chills, they’re multiplying. If watching movies from your car and munching on snacks from a '50s-diner-style concession stand sounds like your perfect summer night, listen up. We’ve rounded up seven Ontario drive-in theatres that are ideal spots for that old-school hangout vibe.
There’s something so special about going to the drive-in, isn’t there?
If you're like us, you've had a soft spot for them ever since you first saw Grease.
After all, you can deck your car out with cozy blankets and twinkle lights and cozy up for an outdoor night of affordable movie watching.
That sounds like perfection if you ask us.
With Ontario announcing this weekend that drive-in theatres can reopen any time now, be sure to keep your eyes peeled to their social media accounts for updates.
According to CBC, some are calling 2020 “the year of the drive-in.”
And it looks like all you T-Birds and Pink Ladies out there will be able to get your fix in Ontario ASAP.
So, if you're hopelessly devoted to that '50s vibe, take a look at the list below and start mapping out which location you’ll hit up first.
Address: 1521 Prince Edward County Rd. 1, Bloomfield, ON
Why You Need To Go: Like most places in Prince Edward County, this drive-in theatre is full of charm. And the old school blue bus on-site makes for the perfect photo op while you’re there too.
Port Elmsley Drive-In
Address: 333 Port Elmsley Rd., Perth, ON
Why You Need To Go: Simple and sweet, this little Ontario theatre is sure to give you Sandy and Danny date vibes. You can expect reduced capacity and a new way of selling tickets via your smartphone when they're open again.
Address: 229 Pigeon Lake Rd., Lindsay, ON
Why You Need To Go: Gorgeous pops of colour and vintage lettering give a serious '50s feel to this drive-in. Even the concession stand looks like an old-school diner.
Address: 199 Forest Lea Rd., Pembroke, ON
Why You Need To Go: Come for the sunset, stay for the movies. This adorable spot has all the gorgeous views you need.
Port Hope Drive-In
Address: 2141 Theatre Rd. S., Cobourg, ON
Why You Need To Go: Something about the simplicity of Port Hope’s drive-in makes it the perfect spot to take in a scary movie. This charming spot will reopen in 2020, but the exact date is not yet determined. Stay tuned to their Facebook page!
Address: 033277 County Rd. 28, Hanover, ON
Why You Need To Go: This cash-only theatre (at least, it was before it had to temporarily close) is like a blast from the past. It’s such a charming spot to cozy up and watch a movie on the big screen.
Address: 893 Mt. Albert Rd., Sharon, ON
Why You Need To Go: This place has some serious '50s vibes going on. The concession stand here is booming with old music and vintage drive-in ads that will transport you back to Grease in no time.