We don't need to tell you that driv- in theater culture has long since seen its hey day. Fortunately, there are five standing spots in the state that are keeping the American tradition alive and well. Check out a bit of Hollywood right from your whip with a blanket, armful of snacks from the concession stand and maybe even a boo in tow. Beep beep!
Rodeo Drive-In Theatre
Located off Highway 3 near the Bremerton Airport, Rodeo features new releases and offers a variety of snacks ranging from summer favorites like Dippin' Dots to mozzarella cheese sticks and pizza dogs. If this ain't a good ol' fashioned time, we don't know what is. True story - there's nothing quite as romantic as taking in a movie underneath the stars.
Blue Fox Drive-In Theatre
Oak Harbor, WA
Admission here is super cheap - if you're over 11, it's $6.50 in cash and $7 if you're using a card, and children under 5 are free. Blue Fox also has a go kart track, so you can go all out and make a day of it. Currently, this Oak Harbor spot is screening "Wonder Woman", "Cars 3" and "The Mummy". The box office opens at 4 p.m. and the first movie starts around 9:30 p.m.or whenever dusk falls. Here's your excuse to hop on a ferry and make a day trip out of it!
Wheel In Motor Drive-In
Port Townsend, WA
Wheel In has been in operation since 1953, and features FM Dolby Digital Stereo Sound on classic drive-in speakers. General admission is $9, which saves you a buck or two off going to a regular theatre. Be sure to hit the snack bar before the movie starts, where you'll find hamburgers, nachos, hot dogs and more.
Skyline Drive-In Theatre
Opened in 1964, gates at Skyline Drive In open up at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 8 p.m. the rest of the week. Rain or shine the show goes on at dusk and make sure to pick up a snack or two - the majority of the profit from this mom and pop comes from the concession stand. Roll on in, turn off your headlights and tune up to 89.1 for the soundtrack broadcast and get comfortable - summer really doesn't get any better than this.
Auto Vue Drive-In Theatre
Screening double features of first run films since 1953, Auto Vue is right off I-395 just north of Colville, a small town of roughly 4,700. Auto Vue is definitely the outlier of all Washington's theaters, located north of Spokane and just underneath the Canadian border. Sundays here are car load nights, which means you can load up your mom and pops, BFFs or whoever and get everyone in for just $15.