Drive-In Theaters from Outdoor Theater Systems

Drive-In Theaters from Outdoor Theater Systems

Does your town have an old-style drive-in theater?  Unfortunately, not many of them still exist. 300 in the US to be exact.  Many people that have been in the past remember them fondly. The drive-in offered a special kind of community entertainment experience. The sea of parked cars, the door-mounted trays of food and drink, the tinny little car speakers -- it was a unique and memorable part of American popular culture.

Wouldn't it be great if you could recreate that environment for your next outdoor event?  Well, with the  Showcase Series or Drive-In Series from Outdoor Theater Systems you can!

What goes into hosting a "Drive-In Night" for your church social, school presentation, or organizational event?

  • Well, first you have to secure the presentation rights to the film you plan on screening, usually through a major distributor such as Swank Motion Pictures.
  • You also have to set up the presentation area properly. The parking lot for a building makes an ideal spot for a drive-in showing, partly because you have nice marked-off spaces for vehicles and partly because you can use the building's electricity.
  • You won't need to deal with little speakers for each car, because the 10" speakers deliver plenty of volume (you can order two additional speakers for the rear of the parking lot if you're expecting an enormous crowd.)
  • You may also want to make sure the screen is tethered down against an unexpected surge of wind. We recommend running the included cam buckle web straps through the holes in some cinder blocks, for example, just to play it safe.

Dress up your "Drive-In Night" as much as you like:

  • Sell concessions from car to car
  • Show some fun, old, vintage trailers or ads before the main feature
  • Or go with the classic double feature presentation

With Drive-In Theaters from Outdoor Theater Systems, it's a new spin on an old favorite pastime!


Here is an article talking about drive-in theaters by state throughout the US:,Has%20Drive%2DIn%20Movie%20Theaters&text=Drive%2Din%20theaters%20have,about%20300%20left%20in%20operation.

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