The best things in life are free, and that includes the experience of watching a movie at a drive-in theater. Fortunately for us, Southern California still has several of these classic venues in operation. Whether you're looking for a vintage experience or a modern one, there are plenty of drive-in theaters in the area that offer special screenings for women only. Going to the movies is an experience like no other, and drive-in theaters are the perfect way to enjoy a movie in a unique setting.
With the convenience of buying tickets online, you can arrive early and secure the best parking spot. Many of these drive-ins have stayed true to mid-century customs, offering a wide selection of new releases on several screens. Depending on your billing, your ticket may allow you to watch two movies, but you can't switch between screens, so plan accordingly if you're going to see more than one movie. Most drive-in theaters emit Dolby Stereo FM sound, so you'll need a radio to enjoy the movie.
Don't worry if you don't have one - many theaters offer rentals at their food stands. Speaking of food stands, most drive-ins have them on site, selling pizza, popcorn, soft drinks and more. One of the oldest drive-in theaters in Southern California is the South Bay Drive-In, which opened in 1952. This seasonal theater offers special screenings most Friday nights with some of the all-time favorite movies. The Paramount Drive-In has two 75-foot screens and state-of-the-art sound and projection.
They show movies every night and have a food stand on site. The Swingin' Midway Drive-In opened in 1960 and has been in operation ever since. The Cinemagic Drive-in Theater in Athens, Alabama is a single-screen theater that also has an indoor theater on the property. The Lakeport Auto Movies Theater is located in Northern California, about 2 hours north of San Francisco. The South Drive-In made its debut in 1947 and is currently the oldest operating drive-in theater in Kansas.
It originally opened with a single screen but has expanded to include 4 screens and a capacity for 550 cars. If you're looking for the biggest drive-in theater in California, look no further: Van Buren Drive-In. The Starlite Twin Drive-In in Wichita, Kansas is one of the few drive-in theaters that shows triple shows on weekends. The Blue Moonlight Drive-In originally opened in 1949 as Galesburg Drive-In but closed in the 1980s. The Eden Drive In has been in continuous operation since 1949 making it one of the oldest drive-in theaters in the country. The Meadow Bridge drive-in theater remains the smallest drive-in in West Virginia with a single screen and a capacity for around 180 vehicles.
Narrow Gauge is a single screen drive-in theater with capacity for just 60 cars making it an intimate outdoor movie experience. So if you're looking for special screenings for women only at any of these drive-ins across Southern California then you're sure to find something that suits your needs.