There are plenty of great things that come to mind when thinking about summer…swimming, hiking, fishing, grilling, and more. However, in 2020, an old-time summer favorite made a comeback. The drive-in theater is a great option for those who want to see the latest movies and still practice social distancing. And, Cumberland Valley just happens to have one of only approximately 300 drive-ins still operating across the United States today. Located in Newville, the Cumberland Drive-In Theatre opened in 1952 and continues to provide family-friendly entertainment. (It's also a great option for a unique date night.)
The drive-in operates every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and a double-feature is always included with the price of admission, making this an affordable option for a full night of entertainment. On the big screen under the stars, movie-goers can see newer blockbusters as well as some popular favorites from the past, such as Footloose, Grease, or Jurassic Park. Check the theatre's website or Facebook page for the featured movies each weekend. The gates open at 7 pm and the first feature begins at around 9 pm. A playground will keep the kids entertained until the first feature starts.
Bring some snacks or choose from a nice selection from the concession stand including popcorn, hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, french fries, soft pretzels, and slushies.
So, pack up the car with pillows and blankets, soak in the warm summer night, and enjoy the show with your family, friends, or significant other at Cumberland Drive-In.
TIP: Although there are 400 spaces, you might consider reserving a space so you won't be disappointed. The theatre makes 125 spaces available for reservations. Other spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.