Drive-In Movie Theaters Near DC, Plus More Outdoor Movie Nights with Kids

You'll love the retro feel of the Family Drive-in Theatre. Photo courtesy of the theatre on Facebook
You'll love the retro feel of the Family Drive-in Theatre. Photo courtesy of the theatre on Facebook

Watching a movie is a fun family activity no matter where and when you do it. But watching a movie outdoors on a warm summer evening? That's downright magical.

While drive-in movie theaters were all the rage in the past (and made a temporary resurgence in the first two years of the pandemic), few remain in the DC area. The ones that do are worth a visit. We've listed four drive-in movie theaters near DC below, along with some of our top picks for outdoor movies under the stars. Pack a picnic, load up the car, and get ready to cozy up for a drive-in or outdoor movie night with the kids.

For more fun al fresco this spring and summer, check out our spring fun guide and our summer activities guide for DC kids. And of course, we are constantly adding more fun things to do to our DC events calendar!

Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience
National Geographic Society - 10:00 AM Pick
Loudoun Pride
Claude Moore Park - 1:00 PM Pick
Fairfax City: A Hometown Celebration
Veterans Amphitheater - 5:00 PM Pick
Sunday Sunset Concerts at Allen Pond Park
Allen Pond Park - 7:00 PM Pick
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
National Mall - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides