With wonderful weather and temperatures abounding, enjoy a weekend movie night outside while summer’s still here.

From downtown building-side screenings to dirt path drive-ins, there are plenty of options throughout the Blue Ridge to catch new movies. Get ready to trade in the packed theater seats for lawn blankets- here are just a handful of outdoor movie opportunities for you to experience.

Tiger Drive-In: Nestled in the Northeast Georgia mountains, this unique stomping ground combines the charm of the “good ole days” with modern amenities. They accept cards, are dog friendly, and have a playground for the kids to enjoy. With a spacious grassy lot, there is room for cars, trucks, trailers, and just about anything you can travel in there. Adding to the outdoor value, if you have a tent or your trailer along with you, the drive-in welcomes people to have a campout after the movie! Complete with a snack stand and FM movie audio broadcasting, the drive-in also hosts monthly hot rod nights and other special events. A short drive to residents of Western North Carolina and Northeastern Georgia, admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Rosslyn Cinema and Pub in the Park– Perfect for city folk of Virginia and Maryland, Gateway Park is home to a summer film series on Fridays that’s fit for everyone in the family to enjoy themselves. For the adult crowd, there are selections of beer, wine, and sangria available from the large, covered bar. Outdoor games of corn hole, ping pong, giant jenga, and giant connect four are available to enjoy prior to showtime! Movies range from old classics to recent blockbusters and family-friendly films too. Viewers can bring their own food or opt to order from a local food truck in the park. Bring a few bucks with you for a nearby parking spot and enjoy a night on the town.

Parkway Drive-In & Cafe– Maryville, Tennessee is home to this one of a kind drive-in capable of hosting 400 vehicles. Not only sought after for its classic movie showings, it is also a favored flea market spot. Weather permitting, there is a flea market every weekend Friday- Sunday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. with shows at dusk. For just $7 adult and $3 kids tickets, Parkway Drive-In & Cafe provides a reasonably priced night of fun for everyone!

 

Don’t settle for the familiar, overpriced theater down the street this summer. Pack up the car and add some adventure to your movie night by finding a cozy spot to enjoy a film outdoors.