Where to Find Drive-In Movie Spots Around Charlotte
Cruise out to these outdoor locations and watch a movie on the big screen
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!
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!
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.
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.
Location: 16637 Lancaster Hwy, Charlotte, NC 28277
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.
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.
Knight Drive-in, Salisbury
Location: 1560 Julian Road, Salisbury, NC 28146
Hounds Drive-in, King’s Mountain
Location: 114 Raven Cir, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Cost: $20 per carload, cash only
Hop in the car and make some memories this summer at a drive-in movie close to home!