New Drive-in Theatre Opens in Exton



Drive-in delight! The new drive-in theater brings a socially distanced entertainment option to the Downingtown area.

Lola Bruton, Staff Reporter

Need something fun to do during the pandemic? Drive-in movies have made a comeback this year as a fun, socially distant activity you can do with your friends or family.

Until recently there haven’t been any drive-in movies close by. Just a few weeks ago, Parking Lot Theatres opened a drive-in just a short drive from Downingtown in Exton. It is located on top of one of the Exton Mall parking garages. To buy tickets you can go to their website,, where you can choose the movie you would like to see and the time. They have an earlier showing and a late night showing.

I went to a late night show with my friends a few weeks ago. When you arrive an usher directs you to your spot in front of the big screen. The parking lot was filled with cars! Then you just tune in to the radio station playing the movie’s audio, sit back, and enjoy the movie. One downside of my experience was that the website says food is available at the venue, but, unfortunately there was no food. I recommend stopping to grab your favorite snacks or take-out beforehand.

Overall, the new drive-in in Exton was a super fun way to spend time with my friends. I totally recommend going!