The Car Cinema

Drive-in movies


junior Layla Mabie

juniors Madelyn Wolfmeier, Abigail Schneider and Sierra Ball.

Going to the movies in a large group may not seem cost effective. However, with a big car and a decent amount of gas, it may be cheaper for such groups to visit the drive-in theater. For smaller groups or couples, the drive-in can be a fun activity. No matter how small or large the group may be, watching a movie from a car is a different experience from the traditional sit down theaters.

“I like to go to the drive-in because I love how different it is than in person theaters,” junior Abigail Schneider said. “It’s easier to bring whatever type of food or snacks you want, and it’s just overall fun for a change to be outside while watching a movie.”

For some, the scenic, long drives and close bonding experiences are all it takes to convince them to attend a drive-in movie.

“A lot of my friends have gone recently and they talk about how much fun it was,” freshman Lauren Tracy said. “The closest one is at least an hour away as far as I know, and they said it was totally worth the drive.”

The closest drive-in movie theatres are the Walmart Supercenter drive-ins, located in Sedalia and Raymore, MO and the Skyview Drive-in, located in Belleville, IL. Tickets for Walmart’s drive in theaters are free, and one ticket is given to each car. They must be obtained in advance, however, and most shows sell out fast. Tickets for the Skyview Drive-in are $10 per person, with children under 12 years old getting free admittance.