New Jersey Drive-in Theaters to Visit This Summer

by Ariana Lena
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Grab some popcorn and hop in the car because drive-in movie theaters have returned to New Jersey! Ever since Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order last month allowing for drive-in movie theaters (or drive-up events)—as long as individuals remain in the car and keep distance from other vehicles—people are taking this opportunity seriously to travel back in time. 

If you’re looking to ditch your go-to streaming service and catch a flick that isn’t in your living room, or if you’re going down the shore for the weekend, here is a list of places all around New Jersey that are offering drive-in movie theater options right now. 

Carpool Theater at Montclair State University
Little Falls, NJ 

Montclair Film has partnered with Montclair State University to air movies including an all-time favorite, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” between June 12-June 15 at the Montclair State University Lot 60 located at 35 Clove Road, Little Falls, NJ. Tickets are $25 per car and it’s recommended that individuals bring their own snacks and beverages since none will be available onsite. More information about dates and times can be found here. Stay tuned for more information about upcoming showings in the future. 

Drum Point Sports Complex
Brick Township, NJ

Normally drive-in movie theaters open in August, but when it was announced that they could open now, Mayor John G. Ducey wanted to take advantage of the opportunity. Every Friday evening starting at 8:30 pm from June 12 – July 10, movies like, “Frozen II”, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” and more will be shown at the Drum Point Sports Complex in Brick Township. Registration is required and is only open to the residents of Brick; more info can be found here

Rockleigh Country Club
Northvale, NJ 

6ft Cinemas will be showing films on June 26-27 at the Rockleigh Country Club. 6ft Cinemas brings a modern twist to the old-school drive-ins by featuring food trucks, concession stands for patrons who are 21+ and more! You can sign up for pre-sale and updates here

Delsea Drive-In Movie Theater
Vineland, NJ 

The OG drive-in movie theater is reopening for good again. Delsea Drive-In Movie theater, New Jersey’s only permanent theater, was built in 1949, closed in 1987 and reopened in 2004. The great thing about this theater is that in addition to old films being shown, new movies like the live-action Disney movie “Mulan,” set to premiere this summer, is playing here as well. For more information, visit here.

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Back To The Movies Drive-In
Multiple Locations TBA

PJ Widdle, a local New Jersey entrepreneur, has created a new business that brings pop-up drive-in movie theaters to parks and parking lots across New Jersey. So far “Back to the Movies Drive-Ins” is booked to set up in the towns of Jackson and Wall Township while more than a dozen others are in conversation with the company about going through with it. The selection of movies includes summer favorites like Jaws, Independence Day plus more. Tickets per car range from $20-25 and can be bought here. With the stay-at-home order lifted this past week, stay tuned for more showing dates. 


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