Don’t tell your age, but do you remember those Friday and Saturday nights spent at the drive in theaters. The clunky metal speakers that sat outside of your window and later they began broadcasting through your am/fm radio left a bit to be desired. Experience the feeling of lying in the back of a pickup under the stars while watching your favorite movie. The memories of yesterday are not gone forever; check out these local drive-in Theaters.
Parkway Drive-In- Located at 2909 E. Lamar-Alexander Rd in Maryville, TN, it is a mere seventeen miles from Knoxville, TN. Parkway is open from March through November. There is one screen and holds over five hundred cars. Guests over 13 pay a small fee of $5, guests under 5 are free.
Midway Drive-In- Located at 2133 Hwy. 30 E. in Athens, TN, It is a bit of a hike at apprx. 60 miles but could be a great option to the need to get out of town and experience the area. Midway holds five hundred cars and broadcasts in both am/fm. They are open from May through October each year. They offer a playground and a flea market. Movie Admission is $7 for adults with children under five free.
Sparta Drive-In- Located on Hwy. 8 in Sparta, TN they over movies to over six hundred cars and are open from April to October. With a hundred mile drive from Knoxville you might want to plan a weekend getaway. Movies are shown weekly on Friday and Saturday nights.
State Line Drive in- Located in Elizabethtown is approx. an hour and half ride from Knoxville. A small drive in, they offer a two hundred car parking and are open April through September. They offer a Playground, single feature each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Twin City Drive-In- Located at 2512 Volunteer Parkway Bristol, TN, it is about an hour and a half drive from Newport, TN. They are open April through October and offer a three hundred and fifty car parking. This is a perfect choice for those who are seeking a campground with nearby activities. They support campers during the Races at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Many drive-in movie theaters have closed over the last several years but those looking to reminisce can still enjoy one within driving distance of their home. Call is a weekend getaway a romantic enactment of times past or just a new experience. Enjoy them while they last, times are quickly changing.
Some Drive in Movie Theaters in Tennessee Cities can be found below.
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