Q: Are you a drive-in movie theater?
A: Yes We are! BUT WE ARE the FIRST AND ONLY MINI-URBAN DRIVE-IN. So we are not located in a giant field with 300 car spots. We are right in the middle of the city and have created a very Austin, very intimate drive-in movie watching experience. Currently, we have 15-25 car slots available per showing in ATX and 40 in Round Rock.
Q: What kind of movies do you show?
A: We are kinda like BOB FM, we play anything WE WANT. Our main rule is it has to be something that was made during the days of drive-ins. 1940s to 1980s. We also show NEW INDIE movies, and anything that was meant to be seen in a drive-in setting.
Q: How much is it?
A:Our ticket packages start at $25-$35 for a car slot for 2 or the Car Slot for 2 with Concession. You tune in through your FM radio. NO HIDING IN THE TRUNK LIKE THOSE CRAZY KIDS DID IN THE 1950s OK we trust you!
If a ticket does not show up as an option it means it's sold out!
Q: Can I walk in, or Bike In To Drive-in
(Usually YES- CURRENTLY NO... But...
Post Covid Answer A: We have no walk in options for our Drive-in screens BUT our Forest and our Yard Screens are Walk-in ONLY cinema screens OUTSIDE! All seating is socially distanced and limited to 12-20 people per screen and all seats are 10 to 15 ft. apart and you must enter and exit your seats with MASK ON!
Pre Covid answer-A: Yes. We have plenty of space for Bikers and walkers! For best enjoyment, we suggest you bring an FM radio and chairs! WE DO NOT PROVIDE SEATING! Buy your TIX for walk-up/Bike-in at the gate- $8 A PERSON, or on our website if you'd like the walk-in food package! If the nights is billed as a DOUBLE FEATURE you get 2 movies!!! If it is a single feature then the ticket is good for only that feature.
Q: Can I bring my Dog?
A: Does it bark at cars, people, the moon, you, or at movies? Then no. If it doesn't and is on a leash and is the friendliest dog in the world then yes!
Q: Can I just show up? Do I HAVE to have a reservation?
(Usually YES- CURRENTLY NO!)
A: You can! * We usually have an extra car slot or two but worse case you can park in our walk in area, walk in and watch the movie in our Pedestrian seating area around our pedestrian Drive-in speaker set-up.
* Please note that our car slots are LIMITED!
GATES OPEN 1 HOUR BEFORE THE FIRST MOVIE, and 30 minutes before showtime for a second feature of the night. Reservations should show up 30 minutes before showtime.
You can walk-in with chairs and blankets for $8 by paying at the gate! This price covers BOTH single feature and DOUBLE FEATURE NIGHTS!
Q: What time should we show up?
A: Gates open 55 minutes before show time except for( late shows: 30 min. before showtime) The earliest you can show up is GATE TIME. Please arrive at least 20 min before showtime!
*see above note on 2nd feature of night - (9:30 pm or later movies entry time is 30 minutes before feature.)
Q: Can I Just come to the second movie in a double feature?
A: YES! We will save you a slot! Just buy the double feature ticket (if a show is a double feature) and write in the notes that your coming for the second movie of the night and then show up 30 minutes before showtime to get checked in.
FILM ORDER FOR DOULBE FEATURES: WHATEVER FILM IS LISTED FIRST IS THE FIRST FILM TO SHOW! YOU CAN LEAVE AFTER FIRST FILM!
Q: Can I reserve a specific SPOT or ROW?
A: No. It's all based on CAR SIZE and WHEN YOU ARRIVE. LARGE CARS are always in BACK ROW, small will get front unless you arrive after all the front spaces have been taken.
Q: Can we sit in the back of our truck?
(Usually YES- CURRENTLY NO!)
A: Hells yea! Just tell your Drive-in attendant you wanna park with your cab out. BUT you MUST FOLLOW THE NO TALKING OUT OF YOUR CAR RULE and it's only for our BIG CAR ROW in BACK!
Hatchback Viewing for Small/Medium Cars:
(Usually YES- CURRENTLY NO!)
On sold out and busy nights we cannot accommodate small cars parked backwards with hatchs up. Thank you for understanding and plan accordingly.
Any available back in / hatch back view spaces are first come first serve and we can not guarantee that they will be available on any given night or time. Those that are available are to the far left and far right of screen (in the BIG CAR AREA.) We recommend that all med./ small cars watch the film from inside or in front of their vehicle for best viewing experience. BIGGER CARS (AKA TALL CARS): SUVS, JEEPS, CUVS etc... can watch from HATCH in BIG CAR ROW with the BIG CAR CAR SLOT TICKET!
Q: Can I bring my really really big SUV:
A: You can, but it may affect where we're able to place you in the lot.
FOOD AND DRINKS:
Q: What do we have?
(CURRENTLY WE ARE ONLY SERVING OUR PRE-PURCHASED CONCESSION PACKAGES! THEY ARE LIMITED TO POPCORN, CANDY AND SODA.)
A: Popcorn, Soda, Candy, Hot Dogs, Nachos, Pretzels, Pickles, Brownies, CupCakes, Snow Cones, Ice Cream and more!
Q: Can I bring my own food and drinks.
A: Yes. But we would appreciate you buying some of our Tasty Treats as it is what keeps us in business. But you are WELCOME to BYOB!
Q: So what are your concession "Packages?"
A: OUR TASTY TREAT STANDARD CONCESSIONS PACKAGE COMES WITH 1 POPCORN AND 1 CANDY.
Q: How do the smores work?
(Usually WE DO THIS- CURRENTLY WE DO NOT!)
A: You get a smores kit with everything you need to build a smores sandwich. We provide a little fire at the concession stand to cook your marshmallows with on skewers and then you put them all together like at a summer camp- camp out, but instead, at a drive-in movie!
Q: Can we leave our car on some of the time for air or heat?
(Usually CARS MUST BE OFF DURING MOVIE- CURRENTLY THEY CAN REMAIN ON DUE TO OUR WINDOWS UP POLICY!)
A: It's a free country, isn't it? as long as you are not right next to pedestrians or the sound of your engine does not disturb the cars around you BUT ALL ENGINES MUST BE OFF DURING MOVIE!
Q: Do you have CAPTIONS?
A: Our public night films are not captioned. But we are always open to doing special discounted private nights for small or large groups who want to see a movie with subtitles on the screen. We have done a number of English Captioned nights over the years.
Q: What is your format?
A: We screen Hi-Def Digital projection on a 25 by 14 ft. widescreen IN ATX AND 32 FT IN in Round Rock. Select screens also have 4K!
Q: Can I reserve the drive-in for just me and my babe? Or for a bunch of my friends, And what can we show?
A: Yes. And we make it quite affordable, you will be surprised. See our Rental section. We want anyone that wants a private drive-in night, to be able to have one! We also have very reasonable rates for larger parties anywhere from 10 to over 100! You bring the DVD of your choice and we will do the rest! See our rental menu HERE!
Q: What is your YARD and FOREST SCREEN?
A: It is our WALK-IN/SIT-IN NON CAR OUTDOOR CINEMA experiences. You will sit in chairs (your own or ours) and watch the movie with social distancing. All seating is 10-15 feet apart and we only take 12-20 guests per show. Plenty of space to feel safe and comfortable!
HOW TO BUY TICKET
On Regular Nights: Main Screen
1. Get a car slot for 2 or a car slot with concessions for 2.
2. Add additional passengers as needed with "gen admission" tix.
3. Add additional upgrades like Balcony, Drive-in speakers, concession packages etc...
Note: All tickets to main screen are for any size car!
NOTE ON THE SIDESHOW DRIVE - IN
All tickets FOR SIDE SHOW are good for ANY SIZE CAR EXCEPT the tickets that say SMALL CARS ONLY!
- THE SIDESHOW ONLY TAKES 8 CARS A SHOW SO RESERVE CAR SLOTS FOR SIDESHOW IN ADVANCE ALWAYS!
-Hatch up space is limited to the first 2 hatch hopefulls that arrive for sideshow.
-We can only group cars together at a sideshow and main screen if they arrive at the same time and are similar sizes! and only if space at the time of arrival permits.
WE DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS! SEE OUR HOME PAGE FOR DETAILS ON MAKE UP DATES/RAINCHECKS!
Cars with reservations must show up at LEAST 10 minutes BEFORE show time to guarantee space!
Paid advance reservations:
NO REFUNDS- We will be happy to reschedule you for an alternative night should an issue come up on our end making it needed to reschedule.
Good Mood Manifesto / Policy
GRUMPY, MEAN, SARCASTIC, Combative, Rude ATTITUDE will not be tolerated. We ask everyone to leave their bad days, moods and issues at the gate before entering the drive-in!
Our happy patrons and staff want to spend their evening in a positive environment. We are a small space where every person helps create the ambiance / experience of the Boutique Drive-in.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone being Nasty, Rude, or Huffy to our staff or patrons. Yes, we are serious!
Cars with reservations must show up at least 15 minutes BEFORE show time to guarantee space!
YOU MUST HAVE all your "Gen Admin" Ticket PEOPLE IN YOUR CAR WHEN YOU DRIVE-IN ON THE PROPERTY ! IF THEY COME SEPARATE THEY MUST PAY $5 EACH to walk in!
We offer drive in Packages that include a car space, popcorn and candy, see package options at check-out.
(Usually YES- CURRENTLY NO!)
Pedestrian walk-in and Bike-in tickets start at $8 and are available at the gate! We do sell "Walk-In Packages" online!
We are not responsible for you or your car while in drive-in.
Keep your children with you at all times.
Dogs are only allowed if leashed, not barking, and friendly.
We do not allow people to be noticeably intoxicated on our grounds if we see that you are a danger to yourself, our property or the people around you, OR YOU ARE RUINING THE EXPERIENCE FOR OTHER DRIVE-IN PATRONS you will be TOLD to leave the premises WITH NO REFUND.
No screaming or yelling and NO TALKING DURING THE MOVIE.
Please feel free to make out during the movie.-But keep your clothes on.
Please remember to turn off your vehicle and all its lights during the show. Please turn off the volume on all personal electronics.
DO NOT TEXT OR USE YOUR CELL PHONE OUTSIDE OF YOUR CAR and be considerate of your fellow drive-inners.
You can NOT SMOKE IN YOUR CAR OR NEXT TO IT as SMOKE WILL GET INTO THE CARS AROUND YOU! There are smoking areas on the outskirts of the drive-in area.
You can NOT be NOTICEABLY INTOXICATED in the DRIVE-IN AREA. If you are you will be asked to leave!
And we reserve the RIGHT to TELL anyone who is getting in the way of others enjoying the drive in to LEAVE without a REFUND.
Your FM car volume can not get louder than our drive-in speaker volume.
Typically, we will not call the film off until 15 minutes after the show's START TIME. IF IT IS STILL RAINING HARD ENOUGH TO MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO RUN OUR EQUIPMENT SAFELY THEN AT THAT TIME WE WILL CALL it a RAIN OUT. if it starts raining during a film we will only call it a RAIN OUT if it begins RAINING HARD ENOUGH TO MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO RUN OUR EQUIPMENT SAFELY.
If there is a LIGHTING OR DANGEROUS WIND STORM before film we reserve the right to cancel /CLOSE up to 30 minutes before showtime without warning.
If we do call it a RAIN OUT, we will provide rainchecks, which are usuable at ANY future show, and try to reschedule the movie for a future date. We do not offer REFUNDS, just Rain Checks for make up dates or other future showings.
DUE TO OUR CURRENT SAFETY POLICYS WE ARE NOT EXCEPTING GROUPONS.
BLACKOUT DATES: Oct. 20-31, Feb. 8-14, And Harry Potter FEST (FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS)
If a ticket page has an OPTION FOR GROUPON UPGRADE- You can buy the $10/$15 Groupon upgrade to drive-in otherwise it is a WALK-IN DEAL as stated on the Groupon.
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