Drive-In Movie Theaters In and Around Houston for Outdoor Movie Nights with Kids

Take movies outside with a drive-in theater in Houston. Photo courtesy of the MoonStruck Drive-In
Take movies outside with a drive-in theater in Houston. Photo courtesy of the MoonStruck Drive-In

While movie theaters will likely always be a mainstay in the fun activities department, Covid put a unique spin on the traditional cinematic experience by offering the drive-in movie theater a chance to shine again. Drive-in movies offer all the fun of a traditional movie experience with a retro twist; tickets are cheaper and often by the carload, some venues allow you to pop your own popcorn and bring your own snacks, and you get to enjoy a contactless cinematic experience. No more sitting behind loud patrons or being distracted by someone with their cell phone out.  It's no wonder these screenings in the Houston area are selling out at record pace! 

The drive-in movie theaters listed below are all confirmed open as of the publication date and offering a slew of movie screenings on a near daily basis. As other theaters reopen and pop-up drive-ins are added, we will add them to this list.

Art in the Park at Evelyn's Park
Evelyn's Park Conservancy - 10:00 AM Pick
Children's Bingo at Levy Park
Levy Park Conservancy - 4:30 PM Pick
Free Family Night at The Children's Museum of Houston
Children's Museum of Houston - 5:00 PM Pick
Free Thursdays at HMNS
Houston Museum of Natural Science - 5:00 PM Pick
Storytime at the CAP Animal Shelter
Citizens for Animal Protection - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides