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8 Outdoor & Drive-In Movie Theaters Near Rockland County, NY

8 Outdoor & Drive-In Movie Theaters Near Rockland County, NY

Drive-in movies made a comeback last year, and they're still going strong. These are the top drive-in movie theaters near Rockland County, NY.


Outdoor movies have long been a summer passion for New Yorkers, but last summer saw a rise in drive-in movie theaters in NY. And this year, New Yorkers are still eager for an old-fashioned drive-in movie theater experience. The options for outdoor and drive-in movie theaters near Rockland County, NY are readily available: Restaurants are transforming their parking lots, farms have added outdoor movie screens, and drive-in relics are adding extra screens. It’s setting up to be the summer of outdoor film because, well, who doesn’t need a break from their couch? 

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Drive-In Movies Near Rockland County

Warwick Drive-In

5 Warwick Turnpike, Warwick
845-986-4440
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Distance from Nyack: approximately a 50-minute drive
Cost: $12; $8 children ages 4-11

This upstate staple now has several screens—and typically screens movies as double features. Masks are required when out of the car and the snack bar only sells pre-packaged food. The New York Times wrote about its packed opening night when despite the rainstorm, attendees were thrilled to be out of their homes and saw hope for a return to normalcy. Warwick Drive-In is currently screening Peter Rabbit 2, In the Heights, Cruella, and A Quiet Place Part 2; coming soon are Boss Baby Family Business, Black Widow, and F9 The Fast Saga. See website for showtimes.

Fair Oaks Drive-In Theatre

365 Bloomingburg Road, Middletown
845-316-2266
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Distance from Nyack: approximately a 1-hour drive
Cost: $30 per car; $49 Carload Family Pack, which includes large popcorn, candy, and 4 bottles of water; regular admission: $11; $8 children ages 5-11; free for children ages 4 and younger

This old-fashioned, seasonal drive-in movie theater has two screens and shows current movies, plus it has a series of live events coming to the theater this summer (great for a date night for the parents!). See the theater’s current offerings on Facebook.

The Four Brothers Drive-In

4957 NY-22, Amenia
845-373-8178
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Distance from Nyack: approximately a 1-hour, 30-minute drive
Cost: $15 per car and driver general admission; $16 for double feature; $12 adults; $8 Children ages 5-10; $9 seniors. For preferred parking, add $15 per vehicle.

Four Brothers Pizza has its own drive-in theater, which now shows new releases, throwback classics, and a few indie films every day of the week. “We bring people together in a responsible way where they can enjoy themselves in dim times,” says the owner John Stephanapolous. COVID-19 restrictions will be observed, but movie-goers will be able to order the restaurant’s pizza and Greek specials from their cars. Check the website for an updated schedule of movies.

Overlook Drive-In Theatre

126 Degarmo Road, Poughkeepsie
845-452-3445
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Distance from Nyack: approximately a 1-hour, 20-minute drive
Cost: $10; $7 children ages 5-11; free for children younger than 5

This drive-in has been family-owned and -operated since 1955, and its typical season runs April-September. Movies are typically a double feature for one price, and the drive-in offers a discount ticket book of 10 adult tickets for $75. Plus the concessions offers a variety of classic movie snacks, as well as burgers, pizza rolls, hot dogs, and fried dough. Check the Facebook page for updates on what’s currently showing.

Hyde Park Drive-In Theatre

4114 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park
845-229-4738
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Distance from Nyack: approximately a 1-hour, 25-minute drive
Cost: $10; $7 children ages 5-11; free for children younger than 5



Family-owned and -operated since 1949, this drive-in’s typical season runs April-September. Movies are typically a double feature for one price, and the drive-in offers a discount ticket book of 10 adult tickets for $75. Plus the concessions offers a variety of classic movie snacks, as well as burgers, pizza rolls, hot dogs, and fried dough. Check the Facebook page for updates on what’s currently showing.

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Drive-In Movies in New Jersey 

Demarest Farms

244 Wierimus Road, Demarest
201-666-0472
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Distance from Nyack: approximately a 30-minute drive
Cost: $25 per car

This market in Bergen County has announced its 2021 movie night lineup, showing movies through August. Concessions will be sold from a stand. Arrive by 8pm for all movies, which begin around dusk. Upcoming films include:

  • June 25: Dolittle
  • June 26: The Outsiders
  • June 27: The Land Before Time
  • July 2: The Secret Life of Pets
  • July 3: Grease
  • July 4: An American Tail
  • July 9: High School Musical
  • July 10: Forrest Gump
  • July 11: Tom and Jerry The Movie
  • July 16: Monsters, Inc.
  • July 17: The Notebook
  • July 18: Playing With Fire
  • July 23: Apollo 13
  • July 24: Gremlins
  • July 25: When Harry Met Sally
  • July 30: The Breakfast Club
  • July 31: Incredibles 2
  • Aug. 1: Finding Nemo
  • Aug. 6: Sixteen Candles
  • Aug. 7: Aquaman
  • Aug. 8: Happy Feet
  • Aug. 13: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Aug. 14: Zombies 2
  • Aug. 15: Wonder
  • Aug. 20: Batman
  • Aug. 21: Homeward Bound
  • Aug. 22: Jurassic Park
  • Aug. 27: Luxor
  • Aug. 28: Greenland
  • Aug. 29: Up
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Delsea Drive-In

2202 S. Delsea Drive, Vineland
856-696-0011
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Distance from Nyack: approximately a 2-hour, 30-minute drive
Cost: $11, plus tax and fee; free for children ages 3 and younger

This popular drive-in was once the only one in New Jersey. Movies here are always a double feature, sometimes a triple feature! The drive-in is currently open on weekends, and updated movie features can be found on its Facebook page.

Boxcar Drive-In Movies

Various locations 
908-485-7275
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This outdoor movie theater also just opened with screens in Madison, Boonton Township, and Bernardsville and several other New Jersey locations. The company is partnering with local restaurants to provide car-side delivery of dinner specials and snacks. The 2021 movie schedule hasn’t been announced yet, but you can sign up on the site to receive notifications of upcoming screenings.

Tips for the Best Outdoor & Drive-In Movie Experience

  • Bring blankets and pillows to make the car comfortable.
  • Bring your own snacks and drinks to avoid long lines. 
  • Go early—these events will be crowded, and you want a good parking spot with a prime view. 
  • Bring something for the kids to do (books, games, drawing supplies, or a screen) while you wait for the film.
  • Bring small flashlights, especially for kids, for finding the restroom after dark. 
  • Know how to turn your lights off both inside and outside the car (especially if you plan to have a door or hatch open during the film.) 

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