In 1953 the Midland Drive-in, a single-screen drive-in theatre, first opened. It was situated in Canada’s Midland, Ontario. The Midland screened films in 2019, and after the season, they thanked their customers and expressed excitement about opening up again in the spring of 2020.
The Midland Drive-proprietors, however, declared on their Facebook page in the spring of 2020 that they would not reopen in 2020 and that they were closing the drive-in forever.
The owners said that the drive-in and buildings needed too many repairs and that they had to wait weeks before showing new movies since they could not obtain them on the day of release. We are advertising the drive-in as permanently closed as there are no current intentions to try to sell it intact.
Sunset Barrie Drive-In
The Premier Cinema chain, which has run drive-in theatres in Canada since 1960, owns The Sunset Barrie as well as several other locations.
In Sharon, Ontario, Canada, there is a three-screen drive-in theatre called The Stardust Drive-in. Stardust first opened its doors in 1955 and remained operating until it closed in roughly 2012.
It was then bought by the Canadian Premier Theater group, which also owns several drive-ins, and reopened not long after. Pet dogs are allowed as long as they are well-behaved and on a leash.
The Stardust now charges $14 per person or $32 per family of four. Additionally, they have a variety of alternative pricing for various combinations of adults and children riding in the same car.
In 1952 the Muskoka Drive-in first opened its doors as a drive-in theatre with one screen. In the summer of 2018, they upgraded to a twin-screen venue by adding a second screen.
The Muskoka’s original screen is special since it is perched atop a sizable cliff or rock formation that looms over the drive-in lot. Although there is an ATM on-site, the Muskoka Drive-in only accepts cash at the ticket booth and food stand.
Pets are welcome as long as they are on a leash at all times, and there is a playground for youngsters to use before the movies start. Since outside food is not permitted, plan to visit the concession stand and arrive hungry.
Lindsay Twin Drive-In
A dual-screen drive-in theatre called The Lindsay Drive-in may be found around one hour and thirty minutes north of Toronto. During the summer, they start presenting double features on their two screens, with the occasional “dusk to dawn” showing of three movies or more.
5 Drive-In Movie Theater
A single-screen drive-in cinema called The 5 Drive-in debuted in 1964. Sometime in the 1980s, a second screen was installed, and in the early 2000s, a third screen.
The chain of Premier Cinemas, which operates several other drive-in theatres in Canada, now owns and runs the drive-in. Seasonal hours are from March till the end of the fall. Pets are welcome as long as they are well-behaved, leashed, and cleaned up after.
Mustang Drive-In Theatre
In Guelph , Ontario, Canada, there is a single-screen drive-in theatre called The Mustang Drive-in. Make sure you are looking at the right Mustang Drive-in because there are two more in Ontario. Since its debut in 1961, the Mustang Drive-in has been open for business.
Seasonal operations at the Mustang Drive-in run from May through November. Admission is currently $15 for adults, $5 for children aged 5 to 12, and free for children under 5. The Mustang is a Cash Only drive-in, so be sure to have cash on hand for both tickets and concessions.
Pets are permitted but discouraged. Customers are not permitted to bring outside food or beverages into the Mustang Drive-in.