Where to Find Drive-In Movie Spots Around Charlotte

Cruise out to these outdoor locations and watch a movie on the big screen
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Enjoy a safe and fun family outing with a trip to a drive-in movie. While Charlotte doesn’t have any permanent drive-in movie theaters, outdoor venues are opening their lawns and parking lots and setting up the big screen for a unique moviegoing experience. Titles range from throwbacks to new releases so everyone in the crew is sure to find something they like. Many places offer concessions or full meals so you can take care of dinner duty too!

Drive-in Movies at Old Town Cornelius (in partnership with Bella Love Inc.)

Location: Lake Norman YMCA, 21300 Davidson Street, Cornelius, NC 28031

Cost: $15 for v1 ehicle and 1 adult, $10 each additional adult, $7 each child, $9 walk-in with no vehicle

Time: Arrive and park from 8:15-8:45 p.m.; the show starts at 8:55 p.m.

Purchase Tickets: Grab your tickets early to avoid the wait list!

Movie Schedule: Saturdays

Aug 15 , Ghostbusters
Aug 22, Avengers Endgame
Aug 29, Dirty Dancing
Sept 5, Toy Story 4
Sept 12, Addams Family (2019 release)

Grub Info: Popcorn, candy, shaved ice, soft pretzels, hot dogs and other tasty treats will be available. You can also order a meal from Cool Fish LKN and they will bring dinner to your car!

Pro Tip: Once you park, you can sit outside your car so pack chairs or a blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars!

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Location: 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027, Enter at Gate 26

Cost: $30 per vehicle (10 passengers max). You must remain in your vehicle.

Time: Gates open at 5 p.m.; movie starts at 7 p.m.

Purchase Tickets: Click here to reserve tickets. 

Movie Schedule: Wednesdays

Aug 12, Days of Thunder
Aug 19, The Princess Bride
Aug 26, TBD

Pro Tip: Coolers are permitted so you can pack everyone’s favorite snack.

Carolina Mall (Concord)

Carolina Mall

Location: 1480 Concord Pkwy N, Concord, NC 28025

Cost: $20 per car

Time: 9 p.m.

Purchase Tickets: All tickets are required to be purchased online.

Movie Schedule: Thursday through Sunday.Check the Website for the most current movie showing schedule.

Grub Info: Order your favorite concession snacks right from your car.

Pro Tip: You can bring chairs and sit outside your car. Social distancing rules apply. Restrooms are available.

The Big View Diner

Big View

Location: 16637 Lancaster Hwy, Charlotte, NC 28277

Cost: Free

Time: Starts at 8:30 p.m.

Purchase Tickets: Spaces are first come, first serve.

Movie Schedule: (Saturdays) Visit the Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

Grub Info: Order online or call Big View Diner and have food delivered to your car.

Pro Tip: Order a family meal deal or start with dessert first.

The Music Yard

Location: 2433 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203

Cost: The Music Yard offers a variety of events, concerts and movies. Tickets prices vary.

Time: Movies start at 8 p.m. and are for people 21 and older.

Purchase Tickets: Click here. 

Movie Schedule: Check it out!

Grub Info: Order from SouthBound’s Taco Stand or Mac’s Speed Shop located on either side of The Music Yard.

Pro Tip: For more family outdoor fun, The Music Yard offers outdoor Yoga for a fee.

Drive-in Movies Beyond Charlotte

These drive-in movies are a short drive from Charlotte and open year-round!

Badin Road Drive-in, Albermarle

Location: 2411 Badin Rd, Albemarle, NC 28001

Cost: $7 per person 12 and up, $5 per child ages 6-11 and children 5 and under are free.

Click here to see the movie schedule.


Knight Drive-in, Salisbury

Location: 1560 Julian Road, Salisbury, NC 28146

Click here to see the movie schedule.


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Hounds Drive-in, King’s Mountain

Location: 114 Raven Cir, Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Cost: $20 per carload, cash only

Click here to see the movie schedule.

Hop in the car and make some memories this summer at a drive-in movie close to home!