I grew up watching movies at the '100 Twin' Drive-In just off 694 in Fridley. In Owatonna it was the '45 Hi-Way Outdoor' (later named the 'Starlite' Drive-In), and Faribault had the 'Family' Drive-In -- all three are long gone. At their peak nearly 80 existed across Minnesota, but that number has shrunk to just five. Here's where to find them.

Elko Drive-In, Elko New Market

Feature films, a variety of your favorite food and beverages (including alcohol), and much more fun & entertainment all summer long. They accept cash and debit/credit, don't allow pets, and are open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Located a mile and a half west of I-35 at the Elko-New Market Exit 76. (Map)

Starlite Drive-In 5, Litchfield

The Starlite Drive-in Theatre features double-features every Friday & Saturday on each of their two screens. They accept cash, debit/credit, and checks. Well behaved pets are allowed, but alcohol is not. The Starlite is located on Highway 22 at Highway 12, just 1.5 miles NW of Litchfield. (Map)

Long Drive-In Theater, Long Prairie

The Long Drive-In Theatre continues to provide great movies, food, and fun. Movies begin at sunset Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, with a double-feature each night. The accept cash or check, well behaved dogs, but no alcohol. (Map)

Verne Drive-In, Luverne

Gates open at 7:30 on Friday’s & Saturdays, one hour before show time on Sundays, and ½ hour before show time Monday through Thursday. It's a double-feature every night, and the accept cash and debit/credit. Well behaved pets are allowed, but alcohol is not. Admission is $7 for everyone 6 & older. (Map)

Sky-Vu Drive-In, Warren

Not much has changed at the Sky-Vu since the 50s except the movies have more special effects and the sound comes over your car's stereo. it's a double-feature seven nights a week. They accept cash and debit/credit. Well behaved pets are allowed, and you can bring your own food and beverages (including alcohol). Located on Highway 1 just west of Warren, movies start at dusk Friday-Sunday. (Map)

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