4 Vintage Drive-In Theaters Around Boston

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4 Vintage Drive-In Theaters Around Boston

Live out your 50s film fantasy at one of these drive-ins.

Drive-in theaters have been seeing a renaissance over the last year. When actual theaters closed, the 50s tradition of “driving in” to the movies became a perfectly COVID-safe and vintage alternative to seeing the latest flicks as well as old classics. There are many options around New England for catching a drive-in showing—some with more of a drive than others—but all will provide an unforgettable movie experience!

1. Merrimack Valley Pavilion

This spot on Main Street in Tewksbury has mini-golf, laser tag, arcade games and drive-in movies. You can catch a family-friendly movie at the MVP every Friday and Saturday night. This weekend, its’s The Kion King, The Lego Movie, and more!

Find MVP at 2087 Main Street in Tewksbury, MA.

2. The Vineyard’s Drive-In at the YMCA

A collaboration between The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival and the YMCA in Oak Bluffs proved to be immensely popular last year, and it’s back again for 2021. Make sure you bring a portable radio to hear the movie! This weekend, they’ll be showing Jaws on the big screen, and you can buy tickets in advance on their website.

3. Provincetown Film Institute: Summer Screenings at the Mary Heaton Vorse House


The Provincetown Film Society and the Provincetown Arts Society host outdoor screenings at the beautifully renovated Mary Heaton Vorse House. This August, they’re putting on a dinner-and-a-movie series, in which you can dine and then watch a movie on a similar cuisine! Guests are required to bring proof of vaccination and a mask to the screenings, and make sure to book your tickets in advance!

4. Nantucket Dreamland Drive-In

Dreamland has a movie for everyone—whether it’s Trolls: World Tour or Jaws, you’ll be certain to find a movie you’d like to see on the big screen here. With nightly screenings, you’ll be able to attend this venue any day of the week you’re free! Be sure to check the particular screening and buy tickets in advance at their website. 

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