It may be the perfect pandemic movie night – self-service movies are all the rage.
Here are a dozen drive-in theaters, all within approximately 150 miles of Center City, including an out-of-state couple.
This weekend: Garth Brooks: a drive-in concert experience, Zootopia and The Avengers, My spy and Knives out, starting at dusk.
Do not miss The extensive food menu, with cheese steaks, shrimp with brown rice, and pulled pork sandwiches. If you want to bring your own food, you will need a $ 20 food permit.
2203 Delsea Dr., Vineland, NJ 43 miles from Center City, Admission: $ 11 per person, children 3 and under free, 856-696-0011, delseadrive-in.com
Opened in 1934, Shankweiler’s says it is the oldest drive-in theater in the United States. This year, films selected by Michael B. Jordan will be shown that celebrate diverse voices in the cinema, including Black Panther, Do the right thing, and Crazy Rich Asians. The program runs from July 1 to the end of August.
This weekend: Zootopia and The Avengers.
Do not miss Walk Before Your Movie: Trexler Nature Preserve is a 10-minute drive away, with nearly 20 miles of hiking trails, mountain biking, and more.
4540 Shankweiler Rd., Orefield, 61 miles from downtown, Admission: $ 10 for adults, $ 7 for children 12 and under, free for children 2 and under, 610-481-0800, shankweilers.com
This weekend: Garth Brooks: a concert experience at the drive-in, Ferris Bueller’s day off and Beetle juice, Grease and Footloose. Movies start at 9pm
Do not miss There are many hikes near Becky’s, including a start on the Appalachian Trail. And you can also bring your puppy – pets are allowed in the drive-in.
4548 Lehigh Dr., Walnutport, 74 miles from downtown, Admission: $ 10 for ages 13 and up, $ 7 for ages 3 to 12, children 2 and under are free, 610-767- 2249, beckysdi.com
Open since 1949, the Mahoning Drive-In Theater says it has the “largest CinemaScope screen in Pennsylvania” at 109 feet.
This weekend: Zombiefest VI, with Day of the Dead and Reanimator, is sold out, except for the Sunday projections of Maniac Police, Maniac Cop 2and Maniac Cop 3.
Do not miss If you’re not on this weekend’s horror show, next weekend has the “Rocky Balboa Bash”, with the first four Rocky films.
635 Seneca Rd., Lehighton, 81 miles from downtown, Admission: $ 10 for adults, $ 7 for children under 12 (special event price may vary), 610-683-7243, mahoningdit.com
Do not miss The Bengies snack bar has everything from 16-inch pizzas and egg rolls to caramel apples and cotton candy.
3417 Eastern Blvd., Middle River, Maryland, 95 miles from downtown, Admission: $ 10 for adults, $ 5 for children ages 4-10, 410-687-5627, bengies.com
Moonlite Drive-In was idle for about 30 years before reopening last year. After a screening of the Garth Brooks concert on Saturday, Sunday’s lineup features Jurassic Park and director Steven Spielberg’s 1971 debut action film, Duel, from 9 pm
Do not miss Francis Slocum State Park is about a 10-minute drive away, with 1,035 acres of outdoor fun, including a pool, lake, and hiking and mountain biking trails.
1190 Shoemaker Ave., West Wyoming, 115 miles from Center City, Admission: $ 8 for adults, $ 5 for children ages 3-11, 570-817-1583, facebook.com/moonlitedriveinllc
Haar’s Drive-In has been running since 1953.
This weekend: Garth Brooks: a concert experience at the drive-in on Saturday, Footloose Sunday at 9 pm
Do not miss Take a hike to a section of the Appalachian Trail at Mount Holly Springs, about a 20-minute drive.
185 Logan Rd., Dillsburg, 115 miles from downtown, Admission: $ 10 for 5 and over, 4 and under are free, 717-432-8246, haars.com/drive-in
This Dauphin County drive-in theater is open on Fridays and Saturdays.
This weekend: Garth Brooks: a concert experience at the drive-in
Do not miss: You can ask for concessions in advance online, with burgers, pizza, and, of course, popcorn.
813 E. Market St., Lykens, 118 miles from city center, Admission: $ 7 for ages 12 and up, $ 4 for ages 3-11, children 2 and under free, 717-360-8876 , skyvudrivein.com
Garden is a two-screen drive-in movie theater in Luzerne County.
This weekend: Garth Brooks: a drive-in concert experience, Shrek and Madagascar, the day of Ferris Bueller Off, and Return to the future, from 8:45 pm
Do not miss Garden Drive-In also has a large flea market, open Sundays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
26 US-11, Hunlock Creek, 124 miles from downtown, Admission: $ 7 per person, children 2 and under stay free, 570-735-5933, gardendrivein.com
Circle Drive-In has been open since 1949.
This weekend: Garth Brooks: A Drive-In Concert Experience, The Avengers, and Zootopia.
Do not miss Upcoming features include Ghostbusters, Minions, Palm springsand Deranged.
1911 Scranton Carbondale Hwy., Scranton, 131 miles from downtown, Admission: $ 8 for ages 12+, $ 5 for ages 3-11, 570-489-5731, circledrive-in.com
Located in Cumberland County, this drive-in theater has been in it since 1952.
This weekend: Garth Brooks: a drive-in concert experience, Ferris Bueller’s day off, and Beverly Hills Cop, starting at 9:05 pm (doors at 7 pm).
Do not miss Concession options include hot dogs, cheeseburgers, popcorn, and nachos, and there’s a play area on-site.
715 Centerville Rd., Newville, 137 miles from Center City, Admission: $ 8 for adults, $ 4 for children ages 3-12, free for children under 3, 717-776-5212, 81fun.com
Located in Northumberland County, Point Drive-In features three displays showing dual functions.
This weekend: Frankenstein and Frankenstein meets the werewolf, Shrek and Smokey and the Banditand Jurassic world and Bad Girls, all at dusk.
Do not miss Get kids tired at the nearby Hess recreation area, with a skatepark, fishing in Mahoning Creek and softball fields.