Ed's Chesprocott Region Blog: Southington CT Movies at the Drive-in

Southington CT Movies at the Drive-in

Southington CT Movies at the Drive-in


Although there are not a lot of outdoor theaters still in operation, the Town of Southington CT has taken an opportunity with one of their town owned recreation areas.

What was once the site of the Southington Drive-In is a large recreation field for the residents of Southington CT. On Saturday nights from June through October, anyone can drive or walk in and for nominal fee enjoy an outdoor movie. Bring a radio and tune to FM 89.9, the station broadcasting the movie for the night.

This is the 7th year of operation and the season started on June 4 with Grease. Almost all the movies are no more than a PG rating so anyone can attend without fear of too much exposure. Full details on the movies can be found on the drive-in web site.

Residents can drive in and pay $10/car load, with non-residents paying $15/  car load. Walk-ins, pay $2/each.


For those not bringing their own snacks, there are food vendors there to comply.

On ‘Neighbor’ Nights, a neighboring town is given temporary residency so that all may come in at the Southington residency rates.

The neighboring towns listed on the schedule are chosen at random for each movie just as an added incentive to those out-of-towners to come check out the Drive-In at the discounted Southington resident rate.

The theatre is located at 935 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike (RT 322), Southington CT

So pick a night, and take the family out to the drive-in, and enjoy the summer. If you like the area, then call me and we can search for homes in Southington before the movie.


Southington CT Movies at the Drive-in



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Comment balloon 14 commentsEd Silva • June 21 2016 06:47PM


Ed it has been a long time since I have been to a drive-in, but I some very fond memories of being at them in my younger years.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 4 years ago

Ed, this sounds like a great choice for date night!  But most cars today are so much harder to make out in!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Hi Ed Silva, I can't remember the last time I saw a movie at an outdoor theatre.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) over 4 years ago

Wow Ed I had no idea that Drive-Ins still existed it has been such a long time for me I can not even remember what we saw:)) Oh that is right in the old days that was the purpose of Drive-Ins

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 4 years ago

Good morning Ed. We actually have an operating drive-in not that far from us, it has been a long time since I actually saw a movie in that venue.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 4 years ago

Good morning Ed. I used to really enjoy these outdoor movie places. How lucky that you still have one.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 4 years ago

Hi Ed, this would be so much fun. Last time I was at a drive-in was when I was in HS, have no idea which movie was playing but it was fun.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 4 years ago

Hi Ed Silva ,  That is a great way to increase business and bring back a bit of the past.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 4 years ago

A part of Americanna for sure @Ed Silva..and one many people will never be able to experience.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 4 years ago

I remember the drive-in movie near our home. It was a delight to go on Saturday night, kids had a wonderful playground with swings and other equipment to play on before and doing intermission.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate over 4 years ago

I'm telling my age, but I remember drive-in movies from my teenage years, and was devastated when our local one closed. What a novel idea for Southington to promote these drive-in movies during the summer months.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Tiny screen big cars. I guess you drive the biggest truck and put your family in the back.  We used to go to drive in and wake up when all people started their ignition leave, after sleep through 1/2 of the duration. 

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) over 4 years ago

  The drive-through!  I remember those days.  The big klutzy speakers that you hung on the door of the car.  Walking through wet grass to the snack bar during the break.  Spreading out a blanket and cozying up with your date.   Good times!

Posted by Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Hi, Ed. Drive ins are so much fun. It's been a few years since I've been to one. We have one in Delta that is on the historic registry. 

Thanks for sharing your post with us. I may be behind in returning comments, but your information has been submitted to the point master, and hopefully we'll see those awarded in a few days. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 4 years ago