Drive-In Movie Theaters Near Orlando for Outdoor Movie Nights with Kids

Beep, beep! It's movie night at Ocala Drive-In. Photo courtesy of the theater
Beep, beep! It's movie night at Ocala Drive-In. Photo courtesy of the theater

Want the nostalgia of taking your family to a drive-in movie? Drive-in movie theaters allow for an affordable and fun family night out. We've highlighted the three nearest drive-in movie theaters in Central Florida , so you can load up the car with the kiddos, some blankets, and snacks (if permitted at the drive-in movie), and enjoy an outdoor movie night from the comfort of your own vehicle.

Some tips for visiting the drive-in movie theater:

  • Arrive early to secure a good spot and allow for time to visit the concession stand.
  • Similar to indoor movie theaters, these drive-in movie theaters largely rely on concession sales. Support the theater by visiting the snack bar...often.
  • While each of the theaters listed below offer two showtimes for one price, you are not required to stay for both movies.
  • Bring bug spray.
  • Be courteous of other moviegoers—don't flash headlights, talk loudly, and encroach on space.

You can also visit the Orlando event calendar to find pop-up movie events and outdoor movie screenings happening around town!

Gator Week at Wild Florida
Wild Florida - 9:00 AM Pick
Ecology in Action Day
Lake Lorna Doone Park - 10:00 AM Pick
Story Time at Wycliffe Discovery Center
Wycliffe Discovery Center - 11:00 AM Pick
Family Sunset at the Zoo
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens - 5:00 PM Pick
SeaWorld Electric Ocean
Seaworld Orlando - various times Pick
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