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Drive in Theatres to Visit Around Toronto
If you’re a movie buff, then a visit to one of Toronto’s many drive-in theatres is an absolute must. There’s something truly magical about watching your favourite films under the stars on a summer night and being able to enjoy them while enjoying the cool, fresh air. Plus, it’s just so much fun and nostalgic to watch movies at a drive-in.
If you’re looking for some great options in Toronto to check out, then look no further! We’ve compiled a list of 13 awesome drive-in theatres in the city that are definitely worth checking out. Whether you want to catch the latest blockbusters or old favourites from days gone by, these drive-ins have you covered.
From small mom-and-pop operations to bigger chain theatres, there’s something for everyone on this list. So what are you waiting for? Curl up in your car with some popcorn and kick back for a movie marathon at one of these amazing Toronto drive-ins! You won’t regret it.
The Best Drive in Theatres in Ontario are:
1) Ontario Place Drive-In
Right in the heart of downtown Toronto is its very own drive-in theatre at the beloved Ontario Place. The city’s beloved water park and concert venue is now screening movies and international film festivals at Ontario the Place Drive-in in lakeshore. Those like the Muslim International Film Festival (MIFF) and The Lavazza Drive-in International Film Festival hosted by the Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF) with CHIN Radio/TV have used this outdoor theatre overlooking Lake Ontario to bring films from all over the world to Toronto. The Lavazza Film Festival is returning for the second time and will be screening from June 27-July 17. Check out their website for other seasonal events and regular viewings.
2) CityView Drive-In
3) 5 Drive-In
4) The Stardust Drive in Theatre
5) Mustang Drive-In Theatre
6) Starlite Drive In Theatre
Not to be mistaken for Stardust Drive in, Starlite Drive In is roughly one hour south of Toronto in Stoney Creek, Hamilton. Here, you can catch a double or even triple-feature with some hot snacks while you’re there. If you’re a car fanatic, you might even see some original 1970s Mustangs because Starlite is known to host classic car drive-ins by the Oldsmobile clubs of Ontario. Coming this September 2021, come by see over 100 classic cars lined up to watch on the silver screen.
7) Lindsay Twin Drive-In Theatre
Head to the Lindsay Twin Drive-In with your friends, family or even dog to catch an awesome sunset amidst your motion picture. This drive-in allows pets, as long as they are leashed, as well as bringing a few snacks from home. Lindsay has been home to hosting live concerts from local country artists like the James Barker Band and American singer-songwriter Kane Brown amongst others.
8) Can-View Drive-In
9) Port Hope Drive In
Northeast of Oshawa is the Port Hope Drive In, a well-loved local spot that aims to support the Port Hope community and is a recurring co-organizer of the Durham Video Game Convention. Families and friends can catch one of the best old-fashioned movie experiences at this pet-friendly spot. No outside food or drink will be permitted, though!
Price per Adult is $12.50, for kids aged 6-12 years is $5, and kids aged 5 and under are free. There is an additional $2.50 fee for Triple features while Sundays and Carload prices are $20 (excluded from Triple Feature price). *Prices are subject to vary at any time.
10) Sunset Barrie Drive-in Theatre
11) Muskoka Drive-In
12) Mustang Drive-In (PEC)
13) Hanover Drive-In Theatre
✓ 2.2 hours away from Toronto
✓Box office opens at approximately 8:45pm
✓ Cash Only