Yes, drive-ins do still exist—and there’s probably one near you. You get the intimacy of Netflix on the couch without that pesky privacy. At least you get major brownie points for the 1950s novelty.
THE 5 DRIVE-IN THEATRE
The place: Oakville, Ont. The price: $13 per person, $20 per carload on Thursdays The fun factor: Skip the popcorn and munch on deep-fried pickles—or opt for a “Chilly Dilly” (a pickle on a stick)— from the concession stand.
BIG ISLAND DRIVE-IN
The place: Flin Flon, Man. The price: $10 per person The fun factor: This is North America’s northernmost outdoor movie screen, and it advertises that its films are played “under the Northern Lights.” That’s tough competition.
The place: Guelph, Ont. The price: $13 per person, $20 per carload on Thursdays The fun factor: It hosts all-nighter events, entertaining audiences until sunrise with four back-to-back feature films.
BRACKLEY DRIVE-IN THEATRE
The place: Brackley Beach, PEI The price: $11 per person (soft drink included) The fun factor: This Maritime theatre features a vintage Coca-Cola machine, a jukebox and a 1950s Morris Minor car—and it has spots for RVs.
The place: Langley, B.C. The price: $12.50 per person, $28 per carload on Thursdays The fun factor: This is the only drivein theatre in metro Vancouver, and, according to its site, you’re welcome to bring along your “cat/dog/monkey/ ferret.”