This is a list of drive-in theaters. A drive-in theater is a form of cinema structure consisting of a large outdoor movie screen, a projection booth, a concession stand, and a large parking area for automobiles. Within this enclosed area, customers can view films from their cars.
This list includes active and defunct drive-in theaters.
Main article: List of drive-in theatres in Australia
About 330 drive-in theatres were established in Australia, following the Skyline, established in 1954 in Melbourne.
The first drive-in was opened in 1933 in New Jersey. As of 2017, around 330 drive-in theaters were operating in the United States, down from a peak of around 4,000 in the late 1950s. At least six are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).[NRHP] Notable U.S. examples include:
|66 Drive-In||Carthage on U.S. Route 66||Missouri||1949||[NRHP]|||
|Beverly Drive-In Theatre||Forrest County||Mississippi||1948||2010||[NRHP]|||
|Boulevard Drive-In Theater||Allentown||Pennsylvania||1949||1985|||
|Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre & Diner||Honor||Michigan||1953|||
|Family Drive-In Theatre||Stephens City||Virginia||1956|||
|Fort Lauderdale Swap Shop||Fort Lauderdale||Florida||1963||14 screens|||
|Hull's Drive In||Lexington||Virginia||1950|||
|Kanopolis Drive-in Theatre||Kanopolis||Kansas||1952|||
|Mahoning Drive-In Theater||Lehighton||Pennsylvania||1949|||
|Mendon Twin Drive-In||Mendon||Massachusetts||1954|||
|Route 35 Drive-In||Hazlet||New Jersey||1956||1991|||
|Shankweiler's Drive-In Theatre||Orefield||Pennsylvania||1934|||
|Spud Drive-In Theater||Driggs||Idaho||1953||Features a giant potato [NRHP]|||
|Wellfleet Drive-In Theater||Wellfleet||Massachusetts||1957|||
The first drive in theater to be opened in the state of Illinois is the Midway Drive In And Diner located in Sterling, Illinois, in 1950. The Midway is home to the oldest drive-in theater screen in Illinois, making it an official historical landmark.