Drive-In Movie Near Jersey City
What was your last movie theater experience? When we think of drive-in movie theaters, popcorn, and couples kissing in their car (while the windows steam up), the scene sounds like out of your parents’ generation! Fear not! You can experience everything your parents did or take your entire family for a fun, retro, drive-in experience. Read on to discover which drive-in movie theaters are best and closest near Jersey City.
Delsea Drive-In Theater(Open)
2203 South Delsea Drive, Vineland
The Delsea Drive-In was built in 1949, closed in 1987, and reopened in 2004. You can purchase your tickets online only and it is $11 per person. They also have a concession stand that offers yummy treats while you enjoy the movie. They play a variety of movies so there is something for everyone and you can enjoy double features.
11 Warwick Turnpike, Warwick, NY
Warwick Drive-in Theatre is a vintage drive-in theatre with 3 screens showing different movies. They have a great variety of classics and new movies. Tickets can be purchased online before you visit. They have a concession stand where you can pick up some snacks with social distancing in place of course. Tickets for adults are $12 and $8 for seniors and children four to 11 years old.
Demarest Farms(Open for private movie screenings)
244 Wierimus Avenue, Hillsdale, NJ
Demarest Farms is officially open! They have a brand newly-created drive-in movie theater every Thursday and Friday night so get ready to enjoy summer movie fun! They also have a snack bar with measures in place so that you can enjoy some treats while you watch the movie. You have to arrive one hour prior to the movie start time so you can get settled. Read more here.
Boxcar Drive-in Movies(Closed)
Multiple Locations in New Jersey
Boxcar, an app described as “the Airbnb of parking,” is now offering pop-up drive-in movies in these towns: Bernardsville, Boonton Township, Chatham, Franklin Lakes, Madison, Montville, and Randolph. Moviegoers will reserve their space through the app which would be one ticket per car which is $25. Local restaurants will provide car-side delivery of dinner specials and snacks, which can also be purchased through the app.
Four Brothers Drive-In Theatre (Open)
4957 Route 22, Amenia, NY
Even though it’s far from all the other drive-in theatres near Hudson County, Four Brother Drive-in is totally worth checking out this summer. Tickets must be pre-purchased online to guarantee a spot. Tickets are $11 per adult and $6 for children six years and younger. Orders for food can also be placed online on the website. They can also do birthday messages for the screen which can be really special if you are celebrating any occasion. They have a variety of movies to enjoy.
126 De Garmo Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY
Another drive-in theatre that is not the closest but if you want to take a tiny road trip and stop by Overlook Drive-In you will not regret it! Overlook Drive-In is a family-owned theater in Poughkeepsie and can accommodate up to 750 cars at once for its double-feature shows. The theater touts its six-story screen as the largest in the tri-state area, so no need to get there early for a front-row parking spot. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children.
Newark Moonlight Cinema(Open)
54 Bridge Street, Newark
Newark Moonlight Cinema is a drive-in movie theater located at the site of the former Newark Bears Baseball Stadium in Newark’s Downtown District. From cult classics to recent releases, each weekend will offer patrons a nostalgic trip down memory lane, while providing prime family time for over 1500 people. The films are carefully selected to highlight African American filmmakers, actors, and actresses.
Other than drive-in movies, there are several activities to do with friends, family, or your significant other. Are you looking to spend a day at one of New Jersey’s most beautiful beaches? Why not have a picnic in a lush botanical garden? Do you enjoy spending time with animals? Spend a day immersed in the world of animals. There’s no way to go wrong with lunch in Jersey City, as there are endless options to choose from. Still can’t decide on how to spend your day? No problem, check out our other blog posts like Things To Do in June In and Around Jersey City.
Updated May 17th, 2022