Wellfleet Drive-In

51 State Highway | South Wellfleet, MA | Official website
Wellfleet Drive-In Photo info
Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
  • Type: Entertainment and Nightlife, Recreation, Shopping
  • Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.6)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 5.0 (5.0)
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With a mini-golf course nearby and a playground set up in front of the screen, the Wellfleet Drive-In is perfect for families looking for a break from the beach. Considered one of "America's Best Retro Escapes" by Travel and Leisure, the drive-in has preserved much of its authentic fixings. The kitschy welcome reel and ads play in between features while the staff serves up classic theater snacks at the Dairy Bar and Grill. And although some of the original 1950s mono speakers don't work properly (they are antiques after all) you can always tune your radio to the drive-in's own FM radio station for audio.

Don't forget to pack the essentials, says one Yelp.com user: "On some nights during the summer it can get a little buggy and [a] light sheet is great to cover your legs from the nagging critters that bite in the night." To save a little dough, you can bring your own snacks and a cooler for drinks.  

Tickets are a steal starting at $9 for two blockbusters, but be sure to get to the box office by 7 p.m. to get a good spot before the show starts at sundown. Located right off of US-6 in Wellfleet, the drive-in is only open for the summer season, from late May to Labor Day. However, the Wellfleet Cinema, right next door, is open year-round, if you're really hankering for a show. For more information, check out the drive-in's website

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