There’s nothing quite like the experience of going to a drive-in theatre — warm summer nights, double features, and everyone watching from the comfort of their own car. While unfortunately there are no longer any drive-in theatres open in Toronto, if you venture out a little further there are some hidden gems scattered across the province. 15 of Canada’s 36 remaining drive-in movie theatres are in Ontario!

This summer, catching a movie outdoors is at the top of our bucket list — whether it’s in a city park at the Toronto Outdoor Picture Show, or a little further away at one of these Ontario theatres.

 Find somewhere close to you and cruise on over to enjoy a film under the stars. Here are a few of our favourites.

Starlite Drive-In

The Starlite Drive-In in Grand Bend opened in 1955, and is one of Canada’s oldest operating drive-in theatres. It has two screens and can hold about 250 cars. Tickets are $12.50 for an adult double feature—a bunch of new releases are playing now!

36752 Crediton Rd, Grand Bend

Muskoka Drive-In

The Muskoka Drive-In was originally opened in 1952. It has two screens that sit on a large rock formation, towering above the drive-in lot. A very unique setup! They only take cash and don’t permit any outdoor food, but they allow leashed pets! Whose dog is itching to watch a new release?  

1001 Theatre Rd, Gravenhurst

5 Drive-In 

Oakville’s The 5 Drive-In opened in 1964 as a single-screen drive-in theatre and is now a triple-screen drive-in theatre with the capacity for 1000 cars—one of the largest drive-ins in Ontario! They’re open 7 days a week and will be showing some of the summer’s biggest titles. 

2332 Ninth Line, Oakville

Mustang Drive-In

Mustang Drive-In in Picton is a dual-screen drive-in that’s been around since the 50s! They charge by carload and you can contact them if you’d like to host a private event. Mustang also has a location in London, and a single-screen drive-in theatre in Guelph

1521 Prince Edward County Rd 1, Picton

2551 Wilton Grove Rd, London

5012 Jones Baseline, Guelph

Sunset Barrie Drive-In

Open 5 days a week, the Sunset in Barrie offers a wide selection of films on its three screens. You’re sure to find something that you (or your little one) is excited to watch. 

134 4 Line S, Shanty Bay

The Boonies Drive-In 

The Boonies Drive-In is a family-owned and operated drive-in located near Windsor. It is one of the newest drive-in movie theatres in Canada, having opened in 2014. Watch movies under the stars on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays this summer.

4625 Richardson Side Rd, Tilbury

Hanover Drive-In Theatre

Enjoy a night under the stars with a double feature at the Hanover Drive-In Theatre! They are open for the season and offer $10 tickets on Tuesdays.

033277 County Road 28, Hanover

Stardust Drive-In Theatre

Located a short drive from Newmarket in the town of Sharon, Stardust is open 5 days a week and offers 3 screens. They’ve got the blockbusters for all ages lined up already, we can’t wait to see what’s playing as the season goes on.

893 Mount Albert Road, Sharon

Skyway Drive-In

Skyway Drive-In  is Niagara’s newly-renovated drive-in theatre (previously named Can-View Drive-In). It boasts 4 screens, and there are already some buzzy new releases on their summer slate. On Tuesday evenings, enjoy a double feature for only $5 for adults, and $3 for kids!

1956 RR 20, Fonthill