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Popular Drive-in Events in New Jersey

Drive-in Events in New Jersey

Discover the top Drive-in Events: A great entertainment activity in compliance to New Jersey's COVID-19 precautions

Down in the dumps over having summer concerts, festivals and entertainment events canceled due to the COVID-19 precautions? Join in on this year's latest craze --- a throwback to the 1950's drive-ins. Drive-ins are no longer just for movies. Creative venue operators and performers have now turned their venues and acts into a drive-in operation. Across the country and in New Jersey, municipalities, race tracks, and parking lots, are now hosting drive-in movies, concerts, family entertainment, fireworks displays comedy nights, and more. st paragraph

Note: Sometimes conditions, and especially at this time with changing NJ State COVID-19 precautions, cancellations or changes of dates may occur. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you contact the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.





Multi-date Northern Jersey Drive-in Events

Bergen PAC Sunset Drive-In Concert Series
Selected Dates (rain or shine)
Westfield Garden State Plaza parking lot
1 Garden State Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
Website/Tickets (prices may fluctuate based on demand)
This concert Series is a reimagined live concert experience with artists performing full sets on an outdoor stage, complete with lighting and large LED screens, in the Westfield Garden State Plaza parking lot complete with full production, large LED screens, and food trucks.
Saturday Shows: Gates open at 5 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. (rain or shine).
Sunday Shows: Gates open at 4 p.m., and the show starts at 6 p.m. (rain or shine).
Up to five people will be allowed per vehicle, which will be spaced and staggered for social distancing and optimal sightlines. Each vehicle will have an assigned parking spot and an adjacent social distancing area so that people can sit outside their car or inside their cars and still listen to the concert. Face coverings must be worn at all times, and attendees, if they wish to sit in a chair, must bring their own lawn chairs. When arriving on site to the event, FM frequency information will be given to you by one of our staff so you can hear the show on your car radio. Security staff will be on site to ensure safety protocols are followed. Not following safety guidelines can result in being removed from the venue immediately without a refund.
Vehicles will be spaced and staggered for social distancing and optimal sightlines. Tickets are sold per vehicle (up to 5 people) and come with two reserved parking spots so that patrons can safely sit outside if they like. Face coverings must always be worn when outside the vehicles. People can bring their own food to enjoy or visit food trucks on-site.
Line-up:
Aug 29: Dead On Live: Let There Be Songs to Fill The Air
Aug 30: Almost Queen<
Sept 11: Comedian Vic DiBitetto
Sept 12: The Machine Performs Pink Floyd
Sept 13: Eaglemania
Sept 26: Judy Collins

Ramsey Theatre Drive-in Movies
September 18, 19, 25, & 26, 2020, and possibly later.(movies start at 8:45pm)
at the Eric S. Smith School
2 Monroe Street
Ramsey, NJ
Schedule/Tickets
Cost: $25/Car
Bringing you the fun and nostalgia of the drive-in movie experience during these unique times. Guidelines have been created to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all. You can place your online concession stand order before hand or onsite with cash only.

Newark Moonlight Drive-in Movies
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays in September, and possibly longer. Gates open at 7PM. Show starts at 9PM.
Newark Moonlight Cinema
54 Bridge St,
Newark, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: Adult Admission: $12, Children Ages 4-12 Years: $8 Under 4 Years: Free
Located at the site of the former Newark Bears Baseball Stadium. Movies range from cult classics to recent releases, each weekend will offer patrons a nostalgic trip down memory lane, while providing prime family time for more than 1,500 people. The films are carefully selected to highlight African-American filmmakers, actors and actresses.
Tickets must be purchased and presented for each occupant of the vehicle over the age of 3 years. One ticket per person. Do not purchase tickets for persons not in your single vehicle. Tickets will be checked upon entry, and may be presented on phones or as print outs. No tickets will be sold on site. No cash will be accepted at any selling station. No outside food or beverages allowed. ​Grab some fresh popped popcorn and other sweets and treats using the FanFood app.
Due to Covid-19, masks must be worn at all times when outside of vehicles and unable to maintain social distance. Social distance measures will be strictly adhered to at the concession stand.

Brite Nites Haunted House

Wagner Farm Arboretum
197 Mountain Ave.
Warren Twp, NJ 07059.
Britenites@wfafnj.org
908-656-1402.
Website
Events scheduled for October 14 thru 18, October 21 thru 25 and October 28 thru November 1, 2020
DUE TO COVID 19 AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, BRITE NITES WILL BE A DRIVE-THRU EVENT IN 2020, NOT A WALK-THRU EVENT.
This annual Halloween-themed family event brings a spectacular display of intricately and creatively hand-carved and lighted pumpkins. As you walk the path that winds around the Arboretum gardens you will come across large and impressive sculptures as well as fun and surprising images. Barn of Fear" haunted house display plus specialty food trucks and a dining pavilion. This year there will be a new wizard and castle display. If you don’t like the scary, pop over to the Black Hat Cafe for seasonal refreshments like cider, hot cocoa, fabulous cupcakes or cookies. Wandering entertainers like a magician, musicians, or dancers will keep you entertained on this night the whole family will remember

Dudley's Drive-in --- Halloween Movies
Friday, October 23 & 30, 2020
South Avenue train station lot
Westfield, NJ
Website
As part of the annual 2020 Alt AddamsFest line-up. The Westfield South Avenue train station lot will host four drive-in movie screenings:
Friday October 23, 6:30PM: It's a Halloween pajama party for the families! -- The Addams Family movie, set right here in New Jersey.
Friday, October 23, 9:00PM: The second shift is for the braver audiences, with a screening of the classic thriller Psycho.
Friday, October 30, 7:00PM: Pajama family screening of Hotel Transylvania.
Friday, October 30, 10:00PM: Calling all Brads and Janets (age 18+)! AddamsFest tradition lives on for a late-night screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Maybe hold on to that scarce toilet paper from this year and bring it along.





Multi-date Central Jersey Drive-in Events

Moonlight Movies
Every Thursday & Friday; Gates open 7 PM, Movies start approx. 8:15 PM
iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd
Freehold, NJ 07728
Tickets/Schedule
Buy tickets in advance: $25 per car (must not exceed legal limit of passengers) Buy tickets the day of: $30 per car (must not exceed legal limit of passengers) General admission for one (1) vehicle, Each ticket includes two (2) unlimited non-redemption Video Game Passes (value of $20) Passes valid for 30 days from date of movie.
Any cars arriving earlier than 7pm will be directed to their general public and restaurant patrons lot. They will be offering your favorite theater style snacks at their concessions stands including popcorn, ice cream, candy and sodas as well as a full service bar for the adults! Their outdoor dining experience, Game Time Bar and Grill will be open for full service dining before and after the movie, or take out to enjoy in your car.

Six Flags Great Adventure Safari adventure - drive-through experience

1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson, NJ 08527.
Website
This drive-through format enables guests to enjoy the Safari's 1,200 exotic animals from the privacy and safety of their own vehicles, while allowing for proper social distancing. To prevent overcrowding, the Safari experience will require advance registration using Six Flags' new online reservation system. Once the opening date is confirmed, the reservation system will be activated to allow Members, Season Pass Holders, and single-day ticket holders to make reservations at www.sixflags.com/reserve. All tickets must be purchased online and in advance. Sales will not be available at the gate, and guests without advance reservations will not be allowed to enter.
Per state, local, and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19, the theme park and waterpark will remain closed until further notice.

Bell Works Drive-In Theater
Every Thursday evening through the end of September. A different movie will be shown every night
Bell Works
101 Crawfords Corner Rd
Holmdel, NJ
From the Garden State Parkway, take Exit 114. When entering the building please use the main (Crawford Corner) entrance.
Website/Schedule/Tickets - Puchase your tickets online in advance @. $25 per vehicle
A different movie will be shown every night.
There will be a large variety of food vendors availble with special menus for the drive-in.
CDC guidelines will be in effect with car spaces at least 8 feet apart, Bathrooms are located inside of Bell Works.

The Weekly Acme Carpool Cinema
Every Saturday Night until September 26, 2020 on (Lot opens at 8pm)
Behind the Spokeworks Building
204 N Union St
Lambertville, NJ
Website/Tickets/schedule --- Tickets: $40 Per Car
You must enter with the car you registered. Lot opens at 8pm, and cars enter on a first come basis. Masks MUST be worn to leave your car. No exceptions. Only 30 cars per event One bathroom will be available onsite at this time. BUT there is another public restroom at Bridge and Union St behind Wells Fargo. Please stop there before entering the Carpool Cinema. Larger cars, vans and SUV's will be required to park in the 3rd row of cars. BYOF (bring your own food). Concessions will be available. Thia Tida will provide Thai Street Food of chicken, tofu or pork satay, plus Thia Iced Tea and sodas. CASH ONLY and please bring small bills to minimize exchange of money.

Hunterdon County Drive-in Movies
Saturdays, September 26, and October 10, 2020: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
South County Park
1207 Route 179
East Amwell Township, NJ
Website
September 26 (Playing With Fire (2019), and October 10 (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968). None of these events will feature food vendors. Parking for all events will be limited and first-come first-served. No pre-registration.





Multi-date Southern Jersey Drive-in Events

Delsea Drive-in Theatre
2203 South Delsea Drive
Vineland, NJ
Website
856-696-0011
info@delseadrive-in.net
Seasonal, open from March until October.
This is a nostalgic trip back to another era that has great appeal to families looking for an unusual, entertaining attraction at an affordable price. It's New Jersey's only operational Drive-in theatre. New Jersey has a unique history associated with drive-in theatres.
Every evening features at least two films, sometimes three, for the price of one ticket per guest. The concession stand offers an an upgraded menu with a large variety of popular items. Because of the low cost of ticket sales, it's the food sales that cover the majority of the expenses needed to run the operation.





September 2020 New Jersey Drive-in Events

Drive-In Concert featuring 4 bands - Whiskey Grin, The Flying Circus, Ultimate Live Evil and Definitely Leppard
Friday, September 18, 2020; 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
The Estate at Monroe
1351 N Black Horse Pike
Monroe Township, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: $20/patron in a vehicle, or $60/Car for a Cars only Parking Spot - Tailgate area (10'x20')
This drive-in concert takes place on the grounds of the Estate at Monroe with a cool stage/video screen set up, with concessions, and bathrooms availble.

Drive-In Concert featuring 2 bands - Van Halen Nation & The Land of OZ
Friday, September 25, 2020; 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
The Estate at Monroe
1351 N Black Horse Pike
Monroe Township, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: $20/patron in a vehicle, or $60/Car for a Cars only Parking Spot - Tailgate area (10'x20')
This drive-in concert takes place on the grounds of the Estate at Monroe with a cool stage/video screen set up, with concessions, and bathrooms availble.





October 2020 New Jersey Drive-in Events

"Heart of Camden" - Drive-in Movie
October 9, 2020 @ 6:30pm
Cooper Poynt Park
801-811 Delaware Avenue
on the Camden Waterfront
Camden, NJ
Tickets
Cost: Advance Tickets required. Tickets are $30 per person and benefit Heart of Camden's mission. Tickets include popcorn and water
This film is a documentary about Monsignor Michael Doyle and his life and work in Camden's Waterfront South neighborhood. The documentary centers around Doyle and Heart of Camden, a housing nonprofit founded by the priest in 1984. The film, by Douglas Clayton, Bill Horin and Frank Weiss, looks at Doyle's legacy in Camden, one that includes fighting for education, clean air and water, and livable, affordable housing.
After more than 40 years of ministry in South Jersey as an educator, writer and social justice activist, Doyle retired in July, though he planned to continue living in Waterfront South and his work fundraising for Sacred Heart School continues.

Sunday Gravy Dinner and Comedy Show at the Drive-In
Sunday, October 11, 2020; 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
The Estate at Monroe
1351 N Black Horse Pike
Monroe Township, NJ
Website/Tickets
Cost: $25/SHOW ONLY - Adult - Dinner Not included, per patron in a vehicle, or $50 per patron in a vehicle, for DInner & Show
This Dinner comedy show features New Jersey's own Joe Matarese, Frank Frizalone (impersonating Frank Sinatra) and Robert Cabella (impersonating Dean Martin)
This drive-in concert takes place on the grounds of the Estate at Monroe with a cool stage/video screen set up, with concessions, and bathrooms availble.

Barnegat Drive in Movie at the Dock

October 24, 2020 @7pm (Rain Date October 30)
The Barnegat Public Dock
427 E Bay Ave
Barnegat, NJ
Website
The featured presentation is Hocus Pocus