Outdoor movies and drive-in movies have been taking place all year, and are very popular in summer. Many of these outdoor movies are free. You’re encouraged to bring a blanket or chair.
At many of these events, there will be food trucks and beverage vendors available. Make sure to check with the organizer to see if you can bring your own food and beverages. Also, follow the organizers on social media to see if there are any changes due to weather.
Permanent Drive-In Movie Theaters
There is no permanent drive-in movie theater in Charlotte, but there are several that are within an easy drive.
Hound’s Drive-In in Kings Mountain and Badin Road Drive-In in Albemarle show movies on the weekends. Sunset Drive-In in Shelby hasn’t opened for the 2022 season. (Make sure to check their social media to see any schedule changes.)
These drive-in theaters vary in pricing — Hound’s charges per car and Badin Road charges per person. They tend to be reasonably affordable, and are a fun way to enjoy a movie.
List of outdoor and drive-in movies by date
The following day-by-day list of outdoor movies will include both drive-in movies and traditional outdoor movies.