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NEW JERSEY'S ONLY DRIVE-IN THEATRE

Providing a truly unique experience, where families and friends can come together, enjoy an affordable evening full of fun & entertainment!

History of the Delsea Drive-In Movie Theatre

The Delsea Drive-In was built in 1949, closed in 1987, and reopened in 2004. Located in Vineland, New Jersey, it is New Jersey's only drive-in movie theatre. It is less than a one hour drive from Atlantic City, Philadelphia, and Delaware. Combining the nostalgia of the drive-in movie theatre with modern technologies and healthier food choices, the Delsea Drive-In offers affordable family fun for all ages. The number of drive-ins has fallen from over four thousand to less than four hundred over the past few decades, largely in part to increasing real estate values and the popularity of the fast food industry. The concession stand is where the drive-in covers operating expenses. In either your own drive-in experiences or wanting to create drive-in memories for your children or grandchildren remember one thing, "If you eat here, we'll be here."

History of the Drive-In Movie Theatre

On June 6, 1933, the first drive-in movie theatre was opened by Richard Hollingshead Jr. in Pennsauken, New Jersey.
The admission cost was 25 cents per car and 25 cents per person.

 

The Delsea Drive-In in the News

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***PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL BE CLOSED APRIL 23 AND APRIL 24, 2021! WE WILL REOPEN FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2021.

OUTSIDE FOOD AND BEVERAGES, including bottled water and coffee/tea, NOT PERMITTED without a Food Permit.

We are happy and excited to welcome back our loyal patrons and newcomers to the Delsea Drive-In Theatre. Our season begins with Fridays and Saturdays. We will add in Thursdays and Sundays as the season progresses. Please be sure to purchase your tickets online prior to attending. We look forward to a good 2021 with you in attendance!" "We will be opening at 50% capacity and gradually increase the capacity as the season progresses and Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease. We still require that all patrons wear masks beyond the immediate vicinity of their vehicles. Social distancing measures remain in place. We will remain as contactless as possible in our operations: All concession orders must be placed online using a smart phone/device and all tickets must be purchased online prior to attending. Restroom entrance/exit doors will remain open and restrooms will be disinfected frequently throughout each operating evening." We will once again be participating in Encore Drive-In Nights concert series. Info will be posted at our website as it becomes available from Encore.

ATTENTION!!! Individual that purchased online ticket(s) must be present and show valid I.D. at time of arrival at Box Office. If, for some reason, purchaser is not present, the Box Office Attendant must be able to contact the purchaser of record and get confirmation for confirming ticket use. Please have ID ready with your ticket(s).

You MUST arrive a minimum of 45 minutes prior to dusk so that you can get scanned in and parked prior to the start of the movies. Too many attendees have been arriving later and are disrupting the attendees already in place.
You MUST know how to extinguish your headlights BEFORE entering or cover them BEFORE entering. You MUST know how to run your radio while KEEPING your LIGHTS OFF! We may prohibit you from entering if the movie has already started.

*****ARRIVE AS CLOSE TO BOX OFFICE OPEN TIME AS POSSIBLE. WE NEED TO HAVE YOU PARKED AND SETTLED IN BEFORE THE SHOWS BEGIN. This also gives you an opportunity to order your food and beverages from our restaurant/concession and to utilize the restroom if necessary. No one enjoys headlights entering the fields when we are on screen. Your consideration is appreciated by all!

*****All tickets must be purchased online with one exception. If you need to add tickets for individuals within your vehicle, you may purchase them at the Box Office upon your arrival. Cash only, exact change ($11.73 per ticket added). It is absolutely imperative that you only purchase tickets for those that will be in your vehicle.Your completed transaction counts as one vehicle and reserves ONE space for your vehicle in the screen field. If for any reason your ticketed party arrives in more than one vehicle, we reserve the right to refuse entry of the additional vehicle. The tickets for the individuals within the non-disclosed additional vehicle are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged for another date. If space is available, the additional vehicle would be allowed to enter for an additional charge of $35 + tax. Again, please only order tickets for those that will be within your vehicle.

***A Food Permit is required if you are electing to bring in ANY outside food or beverage (this includes bottled water and/or coffee/tea). The Food Permit is $20 per vehicle for the evening in addition to your General Admission tickets. The Food Permit should be purchased online at the time you purchase your General Admission tickets. If you have already made your online General Admission ticket purchase and have forgotten to purchase a Food Permit and still need one, the Food Permit will need to be purchased at the Box Office upon your arrival, cash only ($20 + tax).

***TICKET(S) CAN BE SCANNED FROM YOUR PHONE OR PRINTED TICKET(S)
***READ ALL INFO UNDER REGARDING COVID-19 SAFETY PROCEDURES AND INFO UNDER THE TABS!

ATTENTION!!! COVID-19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS/PROCEDURES (in addition to FAQs and House Rules):
-TICKETS must be purchased ONLINE. Only purchase tickets for those in your vehicle. A General Admission ticket is needed for each individual over the age of 3 years. One Food Permit is necessary for the occupants of the vehicle ONLY IF you are bringing in ANY outside food or beverage. Food Permits should be purchased at the time of your ticket purchase. Please note that each completed transaction is counted as a car in the ticketing system. This is how we can reserve your space. Do not place separate orders for additional tickets or food permits after you have completed your original transaction. Please contact us if you need to add passengers/tickets to your order after completing your original order. Tickets are date and double feature title specific. Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE, NOT TRANSFERABLE.

-FOOD AND BEVERAGE ORDERS must be placed ONLINE. Menu and ordering link is available at our website. Do not form a line outside concession. Please wait to be notified that your order is ready for pick up.

-PARKING - Vehicles are parked c. 10 feet apart. Space between vehicles MUST REMAIN VACANT! Parking Attendants will inform you as to where and how to park.
-Attendees can sit directly in front of and within the width of their vehicle. Chairs cannot be placed beyond the width of the vehicle. Space between vehicles must remain vacant!
-Vehicles CANNOT HAVE ENGINES RUNNING!

MASKS - MASKS MUST BE WORN beyond the immediate vicinity of your vehicle!

SOCIAL DISTANCING - ATTENDEES MUST MAINTAIN 6 FOOT SOCIAL DISTANCE whenever walking about on premises or in line at restroom or concession food and beverage pick up patio area. Maintain social distancing when walking your Service Dog (any operating day). Maintain social distancing if you bring a pet on SATURDAY'S (pets allowed on SATURDAY'S only at this time) and need to walk your pet.

-SHOES and SHIRTS required at all times outside of your vehicle.

RESTROOMS - RESTROOM OCCUPANCY is being monitored and limited as to comply with social distancing requirements. The restrooms are sanitized frequently throughout the evening. -WASH YOUR HANDS FOR AT LEAST 20 SECONDS whenever necessary throughout the evening.

SMOKING/VAPING - NO SMOKING OR VAPING ANY WHERE ON PREMISES.