Photo courtesy of The Mahoning Drive-In Theater/Facebook
Photo courtesy of The Mahoning Drive-In Theater/Facebook

Drive-in Movie Theaters Near Philly and Outdoor Movies Playing Now

Watching movies under the stars is a traditional summer bucket list activity. Many families have enjoyed the resurgeance of retro drive-in theaters and popularity of outdoor pop-up movies near Philadelphia to watch their favorite films as a result of the pandemic. The trend continues this year! 

Mommy Poppins Philadelphia has rounded up a few drive-ins located throughout the region that are certainly worth the drive. Some spots are near the Jersey Shore while others are close to the mountains. We've also included venues that provide an outdoor movie experience without sitting in the car. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to those.

Most drive-in movie venues require online ticket purchases, so be sure to view the schedules in advance. Our list is constantly being updated with pop-up locations since organizers are still confirming their events. Check back often for new options. 

Browse through our Summer Activity Guide for Philadelphia for more ideas on ways to stay busy this summer.

Top photo by Thomas Hawk, via Flickr/Creative Commons

Places featured in this article:


Shankweiler's Drive-In Theatre

The Mahoning Drive-In Theater

Ridley Township Municipal Building

Amphitheater behind the Plymouth Meeting Community Center
Flag Fest at Betsy Ross House
Betsy Ross House - 10:00 AM Pick
Outdoor Storytime
Logan Branch Library (Free Library of Philadelphia) - 10:30 AM Pick
Day Out with Thomas
Strasburg Rail Road - various times Pick
Pay What You Wish
Philadelphia Museum of Art - various times Pick
Kidchella Music Festival
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides