Still in Existence: The Drive-In Movie

I know, right?!?

I can hardly believe it either. We live in the city of Dallas/Fort Worth with roughly three million peeps and counting. How can such a place not be extinct? Where can you possibly go to SEE the screen through all the pollution hustle and bustle?

Well….. the country. Just head South of the metroplex. It’s really not that far.

Welcome to Galaxy Drive-in Theatre, Ennis, Texas. A step-back in time.

This place is awesome. There are five screens showing double features, and they have a kid’s screen too – showing Hop. We decided to take the girls – who thought it was like CAMPING. I wasn’t so sure about taking them, but turns out? They LOVED it. This is the perfect family outing.

Picture of the screen to the right of us. There are five lots with screens at this drive-in, but only one concession, one bathroom – just sayin’.

My oldest step-daughter doesn’t play model often, but tonight she was happy. No sun in her eyes. No wind. Lots of snack foods and fun. This is one girl who loves the great outdoors and movies.

I recommend arriving early, so you can get parked, and settled BEFORE the movie starts. At nightfall, there are NO lights, just the screens. The roads are dirt and grass. It is hard walking to the concession – forget driving with kids and families everywhere.

As it became later, we anxiously waited for the sun to exit the theater.

We quickly took our seats. You can sit anywhere…in the car, or on the lawn chairs (if you bring them). We had some set up in a mini theater at the front bumper. I saw some families with tents, and blow-up beds. Seriously! *totally stealing this idea for next time*

Hello Moon.

Hellooooooo movie!

Hop is an excellent movie. The kid’s loved it. Seated in the mini-chair area wrapped in fuzzy blankets. Jason and I, had our first kiss at the drive-in (many moons ago – heh!). We had another.

The only advice I would give when taking the fam to the outdoor movies is this…..don’t run the radio on car battery before and during the movie. If you do…….have jumper cables, and nice car neighbors.


I can’t wait to go to the Drive-In again!

Do you remember the Drive-In? Do you have one you still go to?