Al Fresco Films: 3 Drive-In Movie Theaters in Arkansas
Outdoor film screenings have been experiencing a revival in Arkansas and across the country over the last few years. Of course, the hey-day of the drive-in theater is long gone, but several stalwarts have managed to stick around.
In fact, there are three operational drive-in movie theaters in Arkansas. From central Arkansas, you'll have to drive a little ways to find one, but the experience is worth it for kids and parents alike. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to set up outside your vehicle, and be sure to check the weather before you go!
1. Stone Drive-In in Mountain View: This theater is open every night, playing new, kid-friendly releases, such as "Despicable Me 3." Popcorn and cold drinks are available nightly, and hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream are sold on the weekends. It can be difficult to find, so visit the website for directions. Admission: $5 12 and older, children under 12 are free except for kids movies when kids 6-11 are $2. For movie times and film schedule, visit StoneDriveIn.net.
2. Kenda Drive-In in Marshall: Approximately a 2-hour drive from Little Rock, this popular theater in Marshall offers fun promotions, such as an upcoming "throwback Thursday" on July 27. Double features are shown Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Currently, families can see "Despicable Me 3" and "Spiderman: Homecoming." Admission: $6, children ages 6-11 $2, children under 6 free (cash or check only). For movie times and film schedule, visit KendaDriveIn.com.
3. 112 Drive-In in Fayetteville: Watch your outdoor film with all the fixings at this theater--the concession stand offers everything from nachos to deep-fried Twinkies. The theater is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $9, children ages 6-12 $4, children under 6 free. For showtimes and film schedule, visit 112DriveInTheatre.com.