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- Entertainment and Nightlife, Recreation, Shopping Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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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. Double features are shown each night throughout the summer (complete with a vintage welcome reel and quintessential theater snacks at the Dairy Bar and Snack Bar), making for a memorable family theater outing. And though the original 1950s mono speakers have been known to offer spotty speaker functionality (they are antiques, after all) you can always tune your radio to the drive-in's own 89.5 FM radio station for audio.
Past theatergoers say the retro drive-through experience is not to be missed, saying it’s a great nostalgic activity, but recommend getting there early to secure a good spot.
Tickets are a steal, starting at $12 for ages 12 through 61; $9 for kids ages 4 to 11 and for ages 62 and older. Make sure to bring cash to purchase tickets. Credit cards are not accepted. Also, 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 Route 6 in Wellfleet, the drive-in is only open for the summer season, from late May through mid-September. However, the Wellfleet Cinema next door is open year-round, if you're really hankering for a show. For more information, visit the drive-in's website.
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