A night at the Skyline Drive-In gives you a film with a view: This open lot on the Greenpoint waterfront looks like it's in a scene out of a movie. There's no concession stand—instead, there's a line of food trucks—just what you'd expect in Brooklyn. $55 per car, $35 per motorcycle, $22 for a single outdoor seat.
Treat your kiddos to a magical night at an old-school drive-in movie theater and a double-feature under the stars.
Once the epitome of entertainment, drive-in movie theaters have suffered some over the last generation, with many of the classic mid-century venues rolling up their screens for good. But one of the best things to come out of the COVID-19 epidemic is a renewed interest in the drive-in. The launch of a new generation of movie-watching venues makes it easier than ever to sit back in your car and enjoy the best family movies. In fact, many of the films they show are the same ones you treasured as a kid, movies like Back to the Future, Jaws, Jurassic Park and other family comedies your kids will love.
Some of the drive-ins, including Shankweiler's Drive-In in PA and Hyde Park Drive In, have been around for more than 50 years. Others, such as the Greenville Drive-In, Jericho Drive-In and Four Brothers Drive-In, are newer additions with delicious food and craft beers (soft-serve ice cream, anyone?) And some, such as the Skyline Drive-In and BelAire Diner are parking lot pop-ups with food on site.
So go ahead and buy tickets for a pop-up drive-in, a new-school drive-in or a classic one. No matter where you decide to go, the night out together is definitely one of the best things a family can do in NYC right now.