Jun 2, 2024 - News

Drive-in theaters are nostalgic summer fun

A neon sign advertises the featured movies outside a drive-in theater.

Drive-in theaters provide a nostalgic alternative to movie nights in Western Washington. Photo: Christine Clarridge/Axios

Washington is home to a few drive-in theaters that offer the nostalgic charm of 1950s Americana and outdoor spaces for kids to play as a fun alternative for movie night.

You can bring pets too, and no one cares where you put your feet or if you chat during the show.

Pro tip: Feel free to wear your pajamas, but bring jackets. Back in if you have a hatchback or truck and set up a nest for viewing. Or, bring a tarp and blankets or lawn chairs.

Check out one of these this summer:

Blue Fox Drive-In Theater in Oak Harbor.

Rodeo Drive-In in Bremerton.

Skyline Drive-In Theater in Shelton.

Wheel-In-Motor Movie in Port Townsend.

On the other side of the mountains: Auto Vue Drive-In Theatre in Colville.

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