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Minnesota Drive-Ins

Minnesota had around 80 drive-in theaters at its peak in the 1950's. Most are now gone and only 6 operating drive-ins remain open in the state.

Open Drive-ins

Elko Drive-in
26350 France Avenue
Elko New Market, MN 55020

The Elko Drive-in was opened in 2014 making it Minnesota's newest drive-in. It is located about 30 minutes south of Minneapolis making it convenient ...more about Elko Drive-in
Vali-Hi Drive-in
11260 Hudson Blvd
Lake Elmo, MN 55042

The Vali-Hi Drive-in has been around since 1966. It is open seasonally. Be sure to bring dollars as this drive-in only accepts cash so leave the cre...more about Vali-Hi Drive-in
Starlite Drive-in 5
28264 Highway 22
Litchfield, MN 55355

The Starlite Drive-in was opened in 1955 as a single screen drive-in theater. It was closed in 1981 for lack of business and sat empty until purchase...more about Starlite Drive-in 5
Long Drive-in Theater
24257 Riverside Dr
Long Prairie, MN 56347

The Long Drive-in is a single screen drive-in that was opened in 1956. It is open weekends only. It is one of the few drive-ins that still allow pet...more about Long Drive-in Theater
Verne Drive-in
327 West Warren Street
Luverne, MN 56156

The Verne Drive-in was recently restored and re-opened in 2000 after being closed for some time. They screen double features each night of the week d...more about Verne Drive-in
Sky-Vu Drive-in
1 Minnesota 1
Warren, MN 56762

The Sky-Vu is a single screen drive-in holding up to 180 cars making it one of the smaller, and more intimate drive-ins left in the United States. Th...more about Sky-Vu Drive-in

Permanantly Closed Drive-ins

65-Hi Drive-in
10100 Central Ave N.E.
Blaine, MN 55434


Cottage View Drive-in
9338 S.E. Point Douglas Road
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Until its recent closure in 2012, the Cottage View Drive-in was Minnesota's largest remaining drive-in able to park over 1000 cars. more about Cottage View Drive-in