Start the car! You don’t want to miss enjoying an outdoor movie at these theatres in the GTA. Since the beginning of COVID-19, drive-in movies have made an incredible comeback. Not only do they offer a little nostalgic blast to the past, but they are naturally socially-distanced and contactless in many cases.

GTA and the Golden Horseshoe

CityView Drive-In

Located in the Port Lands, right on the water with a beautiful skyline view to boot. For 2021, CityView has pivoted towards concerts and film festival screenings (check website for event listings). Food trucks are on site for every event.

When: 2021 Season starts in May
Where: 20 Polson Street, Toronto
Website: www.cityviewdrivein.com


Downsview Park – Movies Under The Stars

Movies Under The Stars is the 5th annual movie program at Downsview in North York. The 2021 season includes The Croods, Onward, Back To The Future and Raya & The Last Dragon. Due to popular demand, registration is required throughout their website.

When: Schedule varies, 9pm/dusk
Where: Festival Terrace, at John Drury and Carl Hall Road, Toronto
Website: www.downsviewpark.ca


Ontario Place

Located in the parking lot of Ontario place, just south of Exhibition Place. Shows include film festivals and classic favourites. There are plenty of family-friendly films to choose from!

When: Regular showings, 9:35pm
Where: 955 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Toronto
Website: www.ontarioplace.com


Premier Theatres

With locations in Newmarket, Oakville, Hamilton, Barrie and London, this drive-in theatre chain plays first-run movies on three separate screens and offers a food menus as well. They play a variety of family and adult films, with evening and late night showings.

When: Every night through summer, first film at 9pm/dusk and second film afterwards
Where: Locations in Newmarket, Oakville, Hamilton, Barrie and London
Website: www.premiertheatres.ca


Can-View Drive-In

This old-school drive-in theatre between Welland and St. Catharines plays first-run movies on three screens with a kid-friendly snack bar.

When: Every night through summer, first film at 9pm/dusk and second film afterwards
Where: 1956 R.R. 20, Fonthill
Website: www.canviewdrivein.com


Mustang Drive-In, Guelph

Just east of Guelph, this drive-in theatre plays first-run movies on one screen with a well-stocked snack bar. They also have occasional all-nighter shows where you can watch three movies back-to-back-to-back!

When: Every night through summer, first film at 9pm/dusk and second film afterwards
Where: 5012 Jones Baseline, Guelph
Website: www.mustangdriveinguelph.ca


Cottage Country

Muskoka Drive-In

Located in Gravenhurst, near the southern tip of Lake Muskoka. They play first-run movies on two screens and also have a cash barbecue on Friday and Saturday nights before showtime. It also includes a playground to entertain the kids while the sun in going down.

When: Wednesday-Sunday through summer, first film at 9pm/dusk and second film afterwards
Where: 1001 Theatre Road, Gravenhurst
Website: www.muskokadrivein.com


Lindsay Drive-In

The Lindsay Drive-In, near Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes, has been in business since the 50’s! They play first-run movies on two screens with a full concession stand of old favourites. It also includes a playground to entertain the kids while the sun in going down.

When: Friday-Tuesday through summer, first film at 9pm/dusk and second film afterwards
Where: 229 Pigeon Lake Road, Lindsay, ON
Website: www.lindsaydrivein.ca


Port Hope Drive-In

This drive-in theatre is halfway between Port Hope and Cobourg, south of the 401, and plays first-run movies on one screen. The full concession stand has a great feature: you can pick up a delivery menu at the ticket booth on your way in and your hot food will be delivered to your car.

When: Every night through summer, first film at 9pm/dusk and second film afterwards
Where: 2141 Theatre Road South, Cobourg
Website: www.porthopedrivein.com


Mustang Drive-In (PEC)

Prince Edward County is already an escape into classic small-town life and this drive-in is as old-school as it comes. The ticket booth is an old bus! With both first-run movies and all-time favourites on two screens, plus a snack bar and playground, get here early to enjoy a gorgeous open-sky sunset before showtime. Tickets are available online and in person.

When: Wednesday-Sunday through summer, first film at 9pm/dusk and second film afterwards
Where: 1521 Prince Edward Country Road 1, Bloomfield
Website: www.themustangpec.ca

Mustang Drive-In PEC

Mustang Drive-In, Prince Edward County. Photo Credit: Melissa Mohaupt

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