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4 MUST-VISIT TEXAS DRIVE-IN THEATERS

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Texas really knows how to preserve the charm of simpler times. And one of the ways they do that is with drive-in theaters. You’ll find some of the nation’s best drive-ins right here in the Lone Star State, where you can travel back in time and enjoy this simple moviegoing tradition. If you’d like to tour the state’s best drive-ins, here are a few that you must add to your list.

Doc’s Drive-In Theatre

You won’t have to go far for this drive-in, located right here in Buda. Doc’s is known as the most magical drive-in movie experience in the Austin region. You can pick up wine and beer at Mama Merlot’s and enjoy the snacks at Doc’s Diner including soft pretzels, french fries, nachos, burgers, Frito pies, and of course, popcorn. They show new films, as well as classics you know and love like The Goonies, Gremlins, and the Indiana Jones trilogy. It’s the perfect place to kick back and enjoy this nostalgic movie tradition.

The Blue Starlite

Conde Nast once dubbed this boutique Austin drive-in one of “the coolest outdoor movie theaters in the world” – and for good reason. The Blue Starlite only makes 30-50 viewing slots available each night, which means the lot isn’t crowded and all customers are assured great service. There are even three different locations, each one featuring a different set of films (new releases and classics, art house and revival, and blockbuster classics).

Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre

New Braunfels knows how to do the drive-in experience. They’ll make you feel like you’re back in the 1950s with this movie experience. Enjoy movies from the inside of your car, the bed of your pickup, or on camping chairs next to your vehicle – you can get as comfortable as you like. Enjoy classic movie fare from their 50’s Café and audio that you can access from the radio.

Town & Country Drive-In Theatre

This Abilene establishment is famous for once being the biggest drive-in theater in the state. It still houses three screens and a simple concession stand that features pop, candy, popcorn, and even dill pickles. They also welcome patrons bringing their own food and snacks, which means you can make a car picnic out of the experience. You can even bring your dog!

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