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With the kids practically at home since March, it’s time to get them out to a socially distancing drive-ins for the evening. Some of the drive-ins require you wear your masks at all times there while others require you have it in your possession and wear it only when using their facility. Some even recommend family sit 6ft apart when they are outside their car. Please check out the information about COVID-19 for the specific theater you’re checking out this weekend. Remember food of any kind is not allowed at the drive-ins. Support your drive-in Theater and purchase your “Theater” food there.

According to the United Drive-In Theatre Owners Association, there were 305 local drive-in theater options across the United States as of October 2019. Look them up on the net to find one near you. Here are a few in Alabama for the locals to check out this weekend.


Sand Mountain Twin Drive-in, 10480 US Highway 431, Boaz, AL 35956
Sand Mountain Twin Drive-in, 10480 US Highway 431, Boaz, AL 35956 (image courtesy of Sand Mountain Twin Drive-in)

Name: Sand Mountain Twin Drive-in
State: Alabama
Opened: 1996
Screens: 2
Car Capacity: 400
Is it Open Year Round?: Yes
Digital: Yes
Address: 10480 US Highway 431, Boaz, AL 35956
Phone Number: (256) 593-5599
Hours/Shows: See coming Attractions
Social Media: Facebook
Admission: $15 per carload
Description: The Sand Mountain Twin Drive-in is a relatively “newer” drive-in which opened in 1996. The drive-in has two screens and shows double features on each screen on the weekend from Friday to Sunday. The Sand Mountain Drive-in charges $15 per carload so get your family and friends into your car and head on to Sand Mountain this weekend for an old fashioned night out under the stars.

New COVID-19 Rules specific to the Sand Mountain Twin Drive-in
-Vehicle’s must be 10 feet apart
– We recommend that customers stay in vehicle. You may sit outside of your vehicle but you MUST stay near your car! Please do not spread out. **You May leave the trunk of your SUV open and sit in the back or sit in a truck bed.**
-When visiting concessions, follow the markings we have in place, and maintain 6 feet apart.
-Only concessions available is popcorn, candy, and drinks at this time.
-Restrooms will remain open but please remember to keep a safe distance.
*Please no rude comments. We are just trying to keep everyone safe!*
Thank you! Stay safe and we hope to see everyone over the weekend!


Henagar Drive-In Theatre, 168 Gourge Rd, Henagar, AL 35978 (George F. Landegger)
Henagar Drive-In Theatre, 168 Gourge Rd, Henagar, AL 35978 (Image by George F. Landegger)

Name: Henagar Drive-In Theatre
State: Alabama
Opened: 1999
Screens: 1
Car Capacity: 200
Is it Open Year Round?: Yes
Digital: Yes
Address: 168 Gourge Rd, Henagar, AL 35978
Phone Number: (256) 657-1340
Hours/Shows: See coming Attractions
Social Media: Facebook
Admission: $5 per person, Carload price is 4 people or more $20, kids 4 and under free, 20% Military and Senior discount.
Description: The Henagar Drive-in is a 200 car, single screen drive-in theater located in Henagar, AL. They play double features on the weekends plus occasional ‘Blowout‘ screening with four films back to back. The movie audio is provided by local FM 93.9 radio broadcast.


Cinemagic Drive-In, 1702 Jefferson Street S, Athens, AL 35611
Cinemagic Drive-In, 1702 Jefferson Street S, Athens, AL 35611 (Image by Cinemagic Theater)

Name: Cinemagic Drive-in Theater
State: Alabama
Opened: 1997
Screens: 1
Car Capacity: 210
Is it Open Year Round?: Yes
Digital: Yes
Address: 1702 Jefferson Street Southeast, Athens, AL 35611
Phone Number: (256) 233-0402
Hours/Shows: See coming Attractions
Social Media: Facebook
Admission: See one or both movies! Tickets are $6.00 per person. You buy only one ticket for both movies.
Description: The Cinemagic Drive-in is an entirely solar powered family owned single screen drive-in right next to an indoor Theater. Take your pick, you can watch your matinee in the in-door Theater and move on to the drive-in Theater for the real thing at dusk.


411 Twin Drive-in Theater and Grill, 300 County Road 265, Centre, AL 35960
411 Twin Drive-in Theater and Grill, 300 County Road 265, Centre, AL 35960

Name: 411 Twin Drive-in Theater and Grill
State: Alabama
Opened: 1953
Screens: 2
Car Capacity: 400
Is it Open Year Round?: Yes
Digital: Yes
Address: 300 County Road 265, Centre, AL 35960
Phone Number: (256) 927-2855
Hours/Shows: See coming Attractions
Social Media: Facebook
Admission: $15 per carload
Description: This is one of the oldest drive-in Theater in the state with a capacity for 400 cars. It was restored with an additional screen after 18 years of neglect and re-opened with twin screen in July of 2001. You don’t want to miss an evening at this beautiful drive-in Theater.


King Drive-in, 18478 US-43, Russellville, AL 35653
King Drive-in, 18478 US-43, Russellville, AL 35653

Name: King Drive-in
State: Alabama
Opened: 1949
Screens: 1
Car Capacity: 200
Is it Open Year Round?: No, March to December
Digital: Yes
Address: 18478 US-43, Russellville, AL 35653
Phone Number: (256) 332-3619
Hours/Shows: See coming Attractions
Social Media: Facebook
Admission: $7 General Admission
Description: The King Drive-in is one of the oldest theater in Alabama. It is a family oriented theatre located just north of Russellville, AL on Hwy 43N. It is a single screen drive-in theater that is open seasonally from approximately March through December. Check it out and have an eventful evening.


Grand River Drive-in, 6200 Grand River Parkway, Leeds, AL 35094
Grand River Drive-in, 6200 Grand River Parkway, Leeds, AL 35094

Name: Grand River Drive-in
State: Alabama
Opened: 2016
Screens: 3
Car Capacity: 750
Is it Open Year Round?: Yes
Digital: Yes
Address: 6200 Grand River Parkway, Leeds, AL 35094
Phone Number: (205) 352-9180
Hours/Shows: See coming Attractions
Social Media: Facebook
Admission: $8 Adult, $5 Ages 5-12 & Free Ages 4 & under
Description: The Grand River Drive-in is a 3 screen drive-in movie theater that originally opened in 2016. When opened, the Grand River Drive-in was originally named the The Coyote Drive-in and was one of 4 Coyote Drive-ins operated in the South. But in September of 2018, the Coyote Drive-in closed and its future was uncertain. It reopened on July 3, 2019 as the Grand River Drive-In, but closed on July 14, 2019 for improvements to be carried out. The Grand River Drive-in did in fact re-open on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Their 3 screens are open year round. They are located on I 20 next to the Outlet Shops of Grand River at Exit 140, Leeds Alabama. With the bar, they are one of the few drive-ins to serve alcohol although it has to be consumed at the bar and cannot be taken back to your car. They also allow pets on leash.


Blue Moon Drive-in, 4690 US Highway 43, Guin, AL 35563 (image by Dewayne Guyton)
Blue Moon Drive-in, 4690 US Highway 43, Guin, AL 35563 (image by Dewayne Guyton)

Name: Blue Moon Drive-in
State: Alabama
Opened: 1956
Screens: 2
Car Capacity: 200
Is it Open Year Round?: Yes
Digital: Yes
Address: 4690 US Highway 43, Guin, AL 35563
Phone Number: (205) 468-8046
Hours/Shows: See coming Attractions
Social Media: Facebook
Admission: $7.00 Adults, $4 Kids
Description: Blue Moon Drive-in is a 2 screen drive-in theater located on Highway 43 between Guin and Winfield, Alabama. With the exception of an additional second screen, the drive-in look pretty much the same as in 1956 when it first open. Blue Moon Drive-in is a good place to experience the 1950’s including but not limited to the theater food. Yes, you can see CASTING CROWNS at this Blue Moon Drive-In in Guin, AL on Tuesday August 18th. Tickets available online at Click Here to Get Tickets!


Drive-ins Theater that Closed Permanantly
Please don’t make the mistake of going to the following theaters that have closed their doors permanently.

Cheyenne Drive-in
301 Sherbert Road
Cleveland, AL 35049

Continental Drive-in
14200 U.S. 84
Dothan, AL 36301

Havala Drive-in
40777 Highway 95 East
Haleyville, AL 35565

Twilight 280 Drive-in
45 Woodland
Harpersville, AL 35078

Piedmont Drive-in
1260 Route 278 West
Piedmont, AL 36272

Roanoke Drive-in
220 County Road 79
Roanoke, AL 36274

Argo Drive-in
100 Angus Street
Trussville, AL 35173

 
 
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