Drive-In Movie Theaters Near Toledo
If you are looking for drive-in movie theaters the Toledo area has two! The Field of Dreams Drive-In located in Liberty Center, Ohio, as well as the Sundance Drive-In located in Oregon, Ohio. Both drive-in movie theaters boast dual screens with double features that run weekend evenings throughout the summer.
Filed of Dreams Location and Tickets
Located at V602 Township Road 6 in Liberty Center, Field of Dreams is about thirty minutes from Toledo. They highly recommend you use directions on their website as opposed to GPS mapping. This drive-in movie theater has two screens, both with digital projection. Admission tickets can be purchased in advance here. Tickets are also available at the gate. Kids under 12 are free and ages 13+ through adults are $12 each. Or you can opt to instead pay by the carload for a maximum admission fee of $40. Each admission includes a double feature with breif intermission between films. Features and times can be found here.
Sundance Drive-In Movie Theater
Located at 4500 Navarre Ave. in Oregon, the Sundance Drive-in boasts space for over 1,000 vehicles at two screens. Each screen plays a double feature every night of operation. Showtimes and tickets can be viewed and purchased here. The Sundance Drive-in Facebook page is another way to see what’s showing. Kids 4 and under are free, ages 5-11 years are $5 each, and 12+ through adults are $10 each.
Sundance Drive-in Memorial Weekend Showtimes
Drive-in Movie Theaters – What to Bring?
The Field of Dreams Drive-In recommends movie goers bring a flashlight to help navigate from your vehicle to the restrooms or concessions. Bring folding or camp chairs if you wish to watch the movie outside your vehicle. If you take this option, they suggest you bring bug spray and a blanket or sweatshirt. You will also need a portable FM radio if sitting outside your car to tune in and listen to the films. Dogs on leashes are also welcome at Filed of Dreams.
Where to Park at Drive-in Movie Theaters
We recommend you visit the website of the drive-in prior to arriving so you know what to expect. Drive-in movie theaters have a system for parking vehicles based on a first come first parked basis. However, vehicles are organized into parking spaces depending on size and height. This ensures a positive viewing experience for nearly all moviegoers. Parking information can be found here for Field of Dreams, and here for Sundance.
Concessions at our Local Drive-in Movie Theaters
Field of Dreams offers burgers, pizzas, brats, corndogs and more. They also sell the standard popcorn and fountain drinks found at regular theaters. Sundance offers walking tacos, nachos, hotdogs, and more. Sundance also has the Sugar Shack with treats such as funnel cakes, cotton candy, shaved ice, and donuts. This is all in addition to the beloved popcorn, boxed candy, and sodas most movie goers expect.
Concessions Support Local Businesses
Concessions are a big part of the operation for drive-in movie theaters. These businesses are usually mom and pop locations that rely heavily on concession sales. Feel good about supporting a local business and plan to make a night of it with dinner at the drive-in!
Drive-in Movie Theaters offer More than just Movies
The Liberty Center drive-in movie theater near Toledo offers more than just movies. The Field of Dreams has fun lawn games including putt putt golf, a sand volleyball court, corn hole, and bocce ball. They also have hillbilly golf, also known as ladder golf. All games are free with equipment check out at the concessions. Use your driver’s license and make a refundable deposit to play any games.
The End of an Era for Sundance Drive-In
2022 is likely to be last and final year of this drive-in that has been in operation in one form or another since 1979. The land is for sale and lease for the theater space is nonrenewable. Sundance says “even though this season could likely mean the end of an era, we don’t plan to just let her fade off into the sunset. We’ve got plans to celebrate The Sundance all season long and we hope to see your family during our celebration, taking part in a classic experience one last time.”
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