Drive-in theaters provide a unique experience for moviegoers. Here you can enjoy the latest movies from the comfort — and privacy — of your car, without having to endure the unsolicited observations of fellow patrons.
Unfortunately, drive-in theaters are becoming a rarity these days, so you might need some help finding the best ones in your area.
Fortunately, for those who happen to live in Texas, your search is over. Here are the best three drive-in theaters in the Lone Star State:
3. Showboat Drive-In Theater
Located on the outskirts of Houston, you’ll get that old school drive-in experience here without breaking the bank. Admission for adults cost $6, $4 for kids, while infants get in free. Open only on the weekends, its location keeps it far away from the smog that comes with big cities, giving patrons a clear view of the night sky while enjoying featured flicks.
There’s also a snack bar nearby for your refreshment needs, and a souvenir shop for those looking for a memento.
2. Galaxy Drive-In
Here’s another place to enjoy the classic drive-in experience. Located in Garrett, Texas, it’s open for business every night of the week, with six large screens for your viewing pleasure. A ticket gets you access to two feature movies, and the snack bar is filled with lots of tasty treats. The cover for adults 12 and up is $6, while children pay $3 apiece.
The audio quality is exceptionally good here, and you’ll even get one of those old school metal speakers to give you that authentic drive-in theater experience.
1. Big Sky Theater
Located in Midlands, Texas, this is another one of the best drive-in theaters in the State. Tickets are affordably priced at $8 for adults and $6 for kids, and prices are cut in half on Wednesdays. Double features are shown seven nights a week, and in the event bad weather prevents you from using a ticket, rain checks are issued.
There’s also a fully stocked concession stand if you decide to have a snack, and you’re more than welcome to bring your own food and beverages as well. If your pet happens to be a movie buff as well, feel free to bring it along.
Domestic pets of course, not your 25-foot-long Python!