10 Essential Items to Bring to a Drive-In Movie Theatre

10 Essential Items to Bring to a Drive-In Movie Theatre

10 Essential Items to Bring to a Drive-In Movie Theatre

Step back in time and experience the movies from your car by attending a drive-in movie. People of all ages will love watching the big screen while maintaining personal space in their vehicles. When you plan to visit a drive-in movie theatre, there are several ways you can elevate your experience.

Read on to learn how to pack for a drive-in movie and other tips to make your experience the best.

What to Bring to a Drive-In Movie Theatre

A drive-in movie is a perfect way to have a unique theatre experience. Whether you go alone, as a couple or with friends or kids, there are several things you should bring to make your time at the movies enjoyable. Consider bringing:

  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Cash
  • Portable radio and batteries
  • Lawn or folding chairs
  • Bug repellent spray 
  • Sweatshirts and jackets
  • Bags for trash
  • Flashlight

Tips for the Best Drive-In Movie Experience

Now that you know what to pack, it is time to discuss what to do at a drive-in movie. You likely will not be the only car at the theatre, so be sure to follow these drive-in movie theatre etiquette and safety tips to ensure your group and those surrounding you can have a fantastic time. 

1. Arrive Early

Get to the theatre early to find your spot and set up before the movie starts. Arriving early helps you beat the line to get in and ensures you will not ruin the experience for others if the movie has already begun.

2. Drive Slow

Stay alert and drive slowly while entering and exiting the drive-in theatre. Kids and other adults could be walking around the lot, so you must be careful not to hurt anyone.

3. Park Directly in Your Spot

Many drive-ins have pre-sectioned spots for patrons to park in. Respect those around you by parking directly in your area without taking space from others.

4. Keep Lights Off

Like regular movie theatres, lights ruin the atmosphere and experience for others at drive-ins. Ensure you keep all lights off during the movie. If you have to use a light, keep it dimmed.

5. Be Mindful of Others' Views

Everyone at the movies wants to see the screen. While setting up your vehicle for the night, ensure you are mindful of the people surrounding you. If you plan to watch the movie from your trunk, tie your trunk door so it is level with the roof of your car. Similarly, if you plan to sit in lawn chairs, ensure you place them in front of your vehicle so you only stay in your allotted space.

Have the Drive-In Movie Experience While Camping

Why go home after the movies when you could stay and camp? Stay with Sussex KOA Journey to camp right next to the Sussex Drive-In, one of the last three remaining drive-in theatres in New Brunswick. You can have the best drive-in movie and camping experience with your family.

Plan your next drive-in movie and reserve a campsite at Sussex KOA Journey!

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