Drive-In Movie Theaters and Pop-up Outdoor Movie Nights on Long Island
Last year, the pandemic brought about a revival of drive-in movie theaters throughout Long Island, and the fun continues this summer as well. Put on your PJs, grab a cozy blanket, pack some snacks, and pull up to a big screen flick under the stars. This old-school activity has found new life.
We've curated a list for Long Island families looking for a safe, socially distant evening of summer fun. Check out these outdoor restaurants if you want to grab some grub ahead of the movie, grab a pint of ice cream, a decadant dessert, or create your own portable dessert board for the car.
Many of these drive-in movie theater pop-ups announce upcoming flicks at the last minute, but we're keeping this post updated and listing plenty of more family-friendly events on our always updated Event Calendar. For more seasonal fun with Long Island kids, be sure to see our Summer Fun Guide.
Places featured in this article:
Peconic Bay Winery
Costello's Ace Hardware & Garden Center of Copiague
Science Museum of Long Island
Sunset Park (Next to Town Dock)
Town Park at Point Lookout
Brookhaven Parking lot
New York Hall of Science
Juicy Lucy BBQ