Modern life is an unending series of screens: cell phone, laptop, desktop, repeat. And thanks to easy-as-pie streaming services, we can scope out nearly any movie we can think of—but there’s still something so satisfying about watching a classic movie on a big screen. Sure, you could crowd into an NYC park for outdoor movies in your backyard, but the be-all, end-all of movie-going is the drive-in theater: the windows down, all your buddies piled into the car and a massive supply of hot dogs and sodas. And while drive-in theaters may seem to belong to a different era, luckily, a few of them have stuck around (or, in some cases, even opened recently). So the next time you’re looking for fun day trips near NYC, gas up the car and motor out to one of these sweet drive-ins, all just a few hours from Manhattan.
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