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The Closest Official Drive-In Movie Theater To NYC Is Now Open

It's worth the drive!

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

The Closest Official Drive-In Movie Theater To NYC Is Now Open

Okay, it’s over an hour away, but in this social distancing age, it’s worth it!

If you can’t snag tickets to the drive-in movie series that started at a diner in Astoria, Queens, there is an actual drive-in move theater in Warwick, New York, just past the northern border of New Jersey. Google Maps says the drive will take about an hour and fifteen minutes from NYC.

Warwick Drive-In, which was built in 1950 and has a rich history as a family business throughout all its opening years, officially opened back up on May 15.

They, of course, have instituted a number of safety guidelines during this time in order to follow state mandates. This includes that customers must wear face masks and maintain six feet of distance when outside of their car for any reason, and that employees will wear masks, gloves and frequently wash their work stations. Concessions can be ordered ahead of time online. You can read all of the new rules here.

Right now they are showing: The Wretched, The Invisible Man, Onward, The Call of the Wild, Bad Boys for Life, Bloodshot, and Jumanji: The Next Level.

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You can purchase your tickets (to a double feature, why not? You have the time!) on their website here.

Practical information

Open 7 Days a Week, Shows at 8 and 10:05pm
$8-12 per person

featured image source: Instagram / @gregpallante

Tags: movies