6 Great Drive in Movies still open in Minnesota to visit this summer.

Drive In Theaters in MN | Six Locations To Visit this Summer

Last updated on August 24th, 2019

Summertime is the best time to hit up a Drive-In Movie! While many theatres were selling off their land to housing developments and shopping malls, there are a few that decided not to sell. They kept the Drive-In Theatres in Minnesota alive. Thankfully you don’t have to go far to find one anyway. All you need is a little sense of adventure.

Six Drive-In Theatres in MN

Valley Hi Drive-In

Location: Lake Elmo, MN
Website: valihi.com

The Valley Hi Drive-In is the only original drive-in movie theatres in MN still in operation. For many in the Twin Cities, this is their favorite Drive-In Theatre because they boast 3 movies, for the price of one. There really is no better deal than that. They love tailgaters and have a good concession stand on site.

Long Drive-In Theatre

Location: Long Prairie, MN
Website: thelongdrivein.com

This Central MN Drive-In Theater offers camping. Yep, you heard right. Tent camping is available on site for $10 plus the cost of admission. This feature is great for those that always dread the ride home at night. They do not allow outside food and beverages, but they do have a full-service fast food restaurant on site.

Sky-Vu Drive-In Theatre

Location: Warren, MN
Website: Skyvumovies.com

The Sky-Vu Drive-In Theatre has been around since the 50s. The things that set apart the Sky-Vu Drive-in is their concessions. Normally you’d pay an arm and a leg at a theatre, but here they sell full-size sandwiches for less than the cost of a small soda at an AMC Theatre.

Starlight Drive-In Theatre

Location: Litchfield, MN
Website: starlitemovies.com

This is the only Drive-in Theatre in Minnesota to offer two different double feature options playing on separate screens. With four movies a night, you’ll find a combination that works best for you. But you will have to commit to one screen.

Verne Drive-In Theatre

Location: Luverne, MN
Website: https://vernedriveintheater.com/

A double feature in Luverne MN. The Verne Drive-In Theatre is a staple in the community that brings in people from an hour away. Their low prices for the movie and concessions makes you not care that you can’t bring in your own snacks. It brings the nostalgia back.

Elko Drive-In Theatre

Location: New Market, MN
Website: elkospeedway.com/Drive-IN

The newest Drive-In in Minnesota is at the Elko Speedway. After the races end, the movies start up. This theatre wants everyone to have fun and therefore sells Alcoholic beverages to those that want to drink responsibility. They also love tailgating and all kinds of other fun. This is one of two Drive In’s within driving distance of Minneapolis.

Drive in Movie fun

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Ready to Make Memories?

Every year I wonder if this will be the last year the theatres will be open. With the addition of Elko’s Drive-in Theatre and little pop-ups around the Twin Cities, they may be making a comeback. But to be safe, I’d get out to one before drive in movies in MN become a distant memory. Stay tuned, in a couple of weeks I’ll be sharing more tips about how to have a great time at a drive-in movie.

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