Four drive-in movie theaters in the Austin area

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Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In’s downtown location offers amazing views of the skyline. | Photo by @bluestarlitedrivein

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Pass the popcorn, please. Nothing screams “summer” like hitting the town for a bit of nighttime cinema under the stars, stretched out on a freshly cut lawn or kicking back in the bed of a truck.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic date night activity — like a scene out of your favorite rom-com — or just want to hang out with friends once the sun starts to go down and the day cools off, we’ve got you covered with four drive-in movie theaters that will have you feeling like the star in your own motion picture.

🎬 Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In

  • Location: Downtown and Mueller
  • Open: Wednesday-Sunday, times vary
  • Top showings: Dirty Dancing, Twister, and Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Ticket prices: $20+
  • Additional features: Guests can choose the two-screen setup on rooftop downtown or opt for the Mueller neighborhood location. BYOB is allowed + snacks and drinks are offered at both locations.

🎬 Doc’s Drive-In Theatre

  • Location: 1540 Satterwhite Rd., Buda
  • Open: Days + times vary
  • Top showings: Grease, Clueless, and The Cabin in the Woods
  • Ticket prices: $12
  • Additional features: This location is pet-friendly and limited outdoor seating is available. Guests can even rent tiny homes for overnight stays.

🎬 Rocket Cinema

  • Location: Locations vary
  • Open: Days + times vary
  • Top showings: Top Gun: Maverick, Die Hard, and Weekend at Bernie’s
  • Ticket prices: $12+
  • Additional features: This mobile drive-in movie theater will show “The Goonies” at 9 p.m. today at Meanwhile Brewing. Make sure to pack a blanket or lawn chair.

🎬 Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre

  • Location: 1178 Kroesche Ln., New Braunfels
  • Open: Daily, 7 p.m.
  • Top showings: Minions: The Rise of Gru, Elvis, and Nope
  • Ticket prices: $9
  • Additional features: If you’re in the mood for a quick road trip, enjoy an outdoor movie in New Braunfels + don’t forget to take a lawn chair. This vintage-inspired spot also features a playground.
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