15 Drive-in Movie Theaters to Check Out In Texas

It might be winter now, but we’re already thinking ahead to warmer days and summer blockbusters. But when the weather’s gorgeous, the last thing you want to do is spend time inside a dark movie theater.

Enter the drive-in movie theater, a vestige of classic American nostalgia. You get the best of both worlds: a movie on the big screen with your favorite people, plus the joy of being outside on a nice day.

Here are 15 spectacular drive-in movie theaters to check out in Texas.

1. The Last Drive-In Picture Show, Gatesville, TX

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Enjoy double features at just $10 per car.

2. Sandell Drive In Theater, Clarendon, TX

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This family-friendly drive-in is open from April to September, and hosts special events throughout the year.

3. Showboat Drive In Theater, Hockley, TX

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This drive-in is cash-only, but at two movies for the price of one, it’s a steal.

4. Brazos Drive-In Theatre, Granbury, TX

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Bring your furry friends, because this drive-in is pet friendly! Cash only.

5. Graham Drive In, Graham, TX

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Old-school vibe with tasty food.

6. Galaxy Drive-In Movie Theatre, Ennis, TX

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This drive-in is more like a theme park, with 3D double features nightly, plus a mini-golf course.

7. Town & Country Drive In Theatre, Abilene, TX

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Get cozy with your date at this super retro spot.

8. Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre, Lubbock, TX

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This drive-in has THREE outdoor screens. Hungry? Stop by the cafe for some burgers, fries and shakes.

9. Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre, New Braunfels, TX

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That's right, there's another Stars & Stripes location! Open every night, rain or shine.

10. Tascosa Drive-in Theater, Amarillo, TX

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Bringing your kids to the movie? There’s a playground here to keep them busy until showtime.

11. Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In, Austin, TX

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Of course we all love Alamo Drafthouse, but sometimes, you just want to get out of the city and do something different. Enter Blue Starlite, which shows classic and arthouse films.

12. Big Sky Theatre, Midland, TX

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Bring your furry friends, because this drive-in is pet-friendly. It also offers three double features every night, and boasts a BIG concessions menu.

13. Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth, TX

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This drive-in has an updated covered patio area serving brews (21+), snacks and sodas.

14. Coyote Drive-in, Lewisville, TX

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With five movie screens all playing double features, this drive-in is the ultimate date or family night destination.

15. WesMer Drive-In, Mercedes, TX

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Come on a Tuesday for discounted admissions! Cash only.

Krista Doyle
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