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More major highways intersect in Indiana than in any other state in America. Indiana also has more miles of Interstate Highways per square mile than any other state which is why it is known as the "Crossroads State". That may help explain the traditional popularity of drive-in theaters in Indiana. Back in the 1950's, Indiana had around 120 drive-ins. Over time, most of them have been clsoed and have gone dark. However, Indiana still has 19 operating drive-ins making them the 4th largest drive-in state in the country. In contrast, Indiana ranks as the 16th most populous state.

Open Drive-ins

Starlite Drive-in
7630 South Old State Road 37
Bloomington, IN 47403

The Starlite Drive-in is a family run drive-in that was purchased by the Freeman family in the mid 2000's. It is a seasonal drive-in that shows doubl...more about Starlite Drive-in
Canary Creek Outdoor Cinema
870 Mallory Parkway
Franklin, IN 46130

The Canary Creek is Indiana's newest drive-ins. It was opened in 2004 by the Canary Creek Theaters Chain. It is a single screen drive-in showing dou...more about Canary Creek Outdoor Cinema
Auburn Garrett Drive-in
1014 State Route 8
Garrett, IN 46738

The Auburn Garrett Drive in was opened in 1951 as a small screened drive-in that could only park about 150 cars. Throughout the years it was expanded...more about Auburn Garrett Drive-in
Georgetown Drive-in
8200 State Road 64
Georgetown, IN 47122

Originally opened as a single screen drive-in in 1951, the Georgetown Drive-in in a now a two screeners showing double features on both screens (and s...more about Georgetown Drive-in
Huntington Drive-in
1291 Condit Street
Huntington, IN 46750

One of Indiana's oldest drive-ins, The Huntington Drive-in was opened in 1951. It has a large capacity for an Indiana drive-in at 500 cars. Original...more about Huntington Drive-in
Tibbs Drive-in
480 S. Tibbs Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46241

The Tibbs Drive-in is the last drive-in theater in the Indianapolis, IN area of which there were 10 operating drive-ins at one time. It was originall...more about Tibbs Drive-in
Melody Drive-in
7055 Highway 35 South
Knox, IN 46534

The Melody Drive-in is one of Indiana's oldest drive-ins. It has been running non-stop since it opened in 1949. They have 2 screens with a capacity ...more about Melody Drive-in
CenterBrook Drive-in Theater
6735 Route 67 North
Martinsville, IN 46151

Back in the early 2000's, there were numerous reports that the CenterBrook Drive-in was going to close down. But thankfully that never happened and t...more about CenterBrook Drive-in Theater
Holiday Drive-in
1055 IN-37
Mitchell, IN 47446


Lake Shore Drive-in
100 Rickey Road
Monticello, IN 47960

A single screen drive-in opened way back in 1949, the Lake Shore Drive-in is still going strong. It is open seasonally. more about Lake Shore Drive-in
Tri Way Drive-in
4400 North Michigan Road
Plymouth, IN 46563

TheTri-Way Drive-in opened as a single screen drive-in back in 1953, but now it hosts three screens. The drive-in is open seasonally which runs April...more about Tri Way Drive-in
Holiday Drive-in
646 N. State R. 161
Rockport, IN 47635

The Holiday Drive-in is Indiana's largest drive-in. It opened in 1955 as a single screen drive-in but added additional screens throughout the years u...more about Holiday Drive-in
Skyline Drive-in
3986 East Michigan Road
Shelbyville, IN 46176

The Shelbyville Drive-in is a single screen outdoor cinema featuring double features. Please note that they do not allow you to bring in outside food...more about Skyline Drive-in
Cinema 67 Drive-in
2037 State Highway 67
Spencer, IN 47460

The Cinema 67 Drive-in is a well maintained drive-in that has seen over 60 consecutive years of service and has been under the same ownership for the ...more about Cinema 67 Drive-in
M.E.L.S Back to the 50's Drive-in
8721 N. State Road 39
Thorntown, IN 46071

M.E.L.S. Back to the 50's Drive-in is open seasonally and broadcasts using FM radio. However, they are still running 35mm projectors and fear they ma...more about M.E.L.S Back to the 50's Drive-in
49'er Drive-in Theater
675 N Calumet Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383

The 49'er Drive-in is a single screen drive-in that has been operating since 1956. A few years ago there was concern that it was going to be closed. ...more about 49'er Drive-in Theater
Bel-Air Drive-in
337 North Route 421
Versailles, IN 47042

The Bel-Air Drive-in originally opened at the height of America's drive-in boom back in 1957. But it closed from 1987 to 1996 at which point it was r...more about Bel-Air Drive-in
13-24 Drive-in
890 North Road 13
Wabash, IN 46992

The 13-24 Drive-in is Indiana's largest single screen venue opened in 1950. It is about 60 miles North of Indianapolis with a capacity for over 700 c...more about 13-24 Drive-in
Airline Twin Drive-in
2870 East Route 32
Winchester, IN 47394

Opened as a single screen in 1949, the Airline Twin Drive-in was later made into a twin screen showing double features on each screen. It was closed ...more about Airline Twin Drive-in

Permanantly Closed Drive-ins

Clermont Deluxe Outdoor Theater
10310 East Highway 136
Clermont, IN 46234


Ben Hur Drive-in
2310 Indianapolis Road
Crawfordsville, IN 47933


Greene County Drive-in
1778 Indiana 54
Linton, IN 47441

Until its closure in 1999, the Linton Greene County Drive-in was the oldest operating drive-in in Indiana. Though closed in 1999, as late as 2013 its...more about Greene County Drive-in
Skyline Drive-in
1353 North State Road 17
Logansport, IN 46947


Ski Hi Drive-in
1801 East State Road 28
Muncie, IN 47303


New Albany Drive-in
2239 State Street
New Albany, IN 47150

The New Albany Drive-in was closed and demolished in around 1997 to make room for a Home Depot. What made this such an awesome drive-in was that it w...more about New Albany Drive-in
Sky Vue Drive-in
1126 County Route 500 South
New Castle, IN 47362


Paoli Drive-in
860 E. US Highway 150
Paoli, IN 47454