Southington Drive-In 2022 Season
995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Plantsville, CT
Discover "Reel" Nostalgia at the Drive-In!
Crossroads Magazine stopped by in 2011 when we were showing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. See what they said about us by clicking on the photo above.
CT Snapshot stopped by last summer and saw Shrek. They review Connecticut's fun and food. See what they had to say about us.
Welcoming Back Richard Chevrolet as our Corporate Sponsor!
Thanks to the crew from Fox 61 for the reporting on our opening night for our 2013 season. Click on the photo above to Crytal Hall's story.
Learn more about our host civic clubs and non-profit organizations by clicking on their logos.
Making Southington better with these civic groups
Welcome to the Southington Drive-In, the only community-owned and volunteer operated facility in the state! The Southington Drive-In is not a for-profit business. Instead, all proceeds are distributed to our host civic and non-profit organizations.
To date, the Southington Drive-In Committee has distributed more than $250,000 to our host groups over eight seasons of weekly drive-in movies. In addition to weekly Saturday night movies, we also host an annual Halloween Festival on the Saturday prior to Halloween.
The Southington Drive-In is one of only three remaining outdoor venues in the state. Originally, the facility opened in 1955 as a for-profit business and featured movies for nearly half a century before closing in 2002. In 2004, Southington residents voted to purchase the property to expand nearby Recreation Park and enjoy continued outdoor activities at the nostalgic site.
In early 2010, a group of local volunteers gathered under the auspices of the “Southington Drive-In Committee” to begin the process of reopening the drive-in portion of the property. The committee coordinates all components of the drive-in and operates separately from the town of Southington. Our snack bar is also a treasure in that it is run by our Southington High School DECA Club with all proceeds benefiting that organization and its various activities.
The Southington Drive-In is also supported by local advertisers, some of whom have been with us from our very first season. Be sure to support these businesses as often as possible. Please take a moment to view below our various host civic and non-profit organizations.
We're Never Sold Out!
Once our parking lot is full, walk-ins are welcome to join us. Park in Recreation Park off of South End Road. Do not park on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike (Route 322) or at any of the nearby businesses.
You can bring chairs and blankets to sit around the pavilion or our projection booth to see and hear the movie. Picnic tables are also available under the pavilion. Walk-ins are $5 each.
In the case of potential inclement weather, the Southington Drive-In Committee makes a final decision by 5 p.m. on the day of the movie. If the movie is cancelled, we will post it on our Facebook page. No refunds will be given if it rains during the movie. Refunds will only be given if we have technical issues that prevent us from showing the movie.
Cash Only, Please!
The Southington Drive-In is a CASH ONLY venue! Please plan accordingly. We do not sell tickets in advance. They are available each Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. at our front gates.