Julie Devereaux

Weekdays 10:00am - 2:00pm

2nd September 1957: First European drive-in cinema at Castelfusano near Rome. The screen is 125ft by 50ft and a small loudspeaker provides the sound for each car. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

What? Drive ins? Ha! Yea. Who’s laughing now!

As the virus rages on and we look for ways to avoid thinking about how crazy this year has been so far, here’s a pleasant escape. 

I’m so thankful for the re-openings and pop up drive ins for so many reasons; the nostalgia, the old school (and some newer) movies, the change of scenery, the sense that there are others like me seeking comfort, humor and entertainment in a way that doesn’t put themselves or loved ones at risk.

And as far as a night out goes, drive ins are fairly easy on the wallet too.

Check their individual websites to see if you need reservations but otherwise, here’s what’s showing!

What to know about drive-in movie theaters in Massachusetts

While regular movie theaters in Massachusetts are now allowed to open during Phase 3 of the state's reopening plan, all of them have kept their doors closed so far because of the coronavirus pandemic. In the meantime, drive-in theaters - both old and new - are stepping up to take their place.