Guide: Drive-in and outdoor movie events around New Jersey

With movie theaters closed for the next few months, you may be left wondering if you'll ever watch a film outside of your home or yard. You're in luck! There are pop-up drive-in theaters and outdoor movie events all around New Jersey. Check the website because dates and times are subject to change. 
Here are some tips before you head out:
  • Check event websites before heading out. Some venues may cancel movie dates due to inclement weather.
  • Arrive early, parking is sometimes limited and spots may fill up fast so be sure to get there early.
  • If events require tickets, make sure to get yours ahead of time, as they may sell out.
  • Check event websites on what you can and cannot bring.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Bell Works
Bell Works - Red Lot
101 Crawfords Corner Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733

Movies on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Tickets are $25 per vehicle. To see the upcoming movie showings and purchase tickets visit this link.
Boxcar Drive-in Movies
Boxcar is partnered with towns in New Jersey to bring back the big screen in a socially distant way.
Check the website to see where the service is available.
Cranford Theater
Orange Avenue Poll Lot, 1025 Orange Ave., Cranford, NJ 07016
Check the theater's Facebook page or click here for ticket information and show times.
Delsea Drive-In Theatre 
2203 S Delsea Drive, Vineland, NJ 08360
Open now.
Demarest Farms
244 Wiermus Road, Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Drive-in movies have reoccurring dates expected to last at least through August.
Purchase tickets on Demarest Farms’ website.

PAST EVENTS

Jackson Township
Johnson Memorial Park
For Jackson Township residents only. Movies are in partnership with Back to the Movies. Check Facebook for updates. Or sign up for Back to the Movies mailing list.
Friday, May 29 - 3 p.m.: The King and I
Friday, May 29 - 6:15 p.m.: Robots
Friday, May 29 - 9 p.m.: Star Wars: EP IV
Sayreville
Sayerville Sports Complex
Saturday, May 30 - 8:30 p.m.: Onward
The Mayor’s Moonlight Movie Night is open to residents only.
Attendees must register their vehicle here.
Union County
Union County Vo-Tech
1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ
Friday, June 19 - 9 p.m.: Toy Story 4
Brick Township
Drum Point Sports Complex
Fridays June 5 through July 3
For Brick Township residents only. Must register in advance.
Cranford Theater
Orange Avenue Poll Lot, 1025 Orange Ave., Cranford, NJ 07016
*Movies start at 8:45 p.m.

Friday, July 10 - Elf (sold out)
Saturday, July 11 - Superman (sold out)
Tuesday, July 14 - Karate Kid (sold out)
Thursday, July 16 - The Great Outdoors (sold out)
Friday, July 17 - Karate Kid (sold out)
Saturday, July 18 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off (sold out)
Tuesday, July 21 - Uncle Buck (sold out)
Wednesday, July 22 - Sing (sold out)
Thursday, July 23 - Beetlejuice (sold out)
Friday, July 24 - Beetlejuice (sold out)
Saturday, July 25 - Batman - 1989 (sold out)
Tuesday, July 28 - Back to the Future Part II (sold out)
Wednesday, July 29 - The Wizard of Oz (sold out)
Thursday, July 30 - Back to the Future Part II (sold out)
Friday, July 31 - Ghostbusters (1984) (sold out)
Saturday, Aug. 1 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off (sold out)
Thursday, Aug. 6 - Jurassic Park: The Lost World
Friday, Aug. 7 - A League of Their Own
Saturday, Aug. 8 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Saturday, Aug. 15 - 8:30: Jaws 2
Tuesday, Aug. 18: E.T. - Extra Terrestrial (sold out)
Wednesday, Aug. 19: The Notebook (sold out)
Thursday, Aug. 20: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) (sold out)
Friday, Aug. 21: Gremlins (sold out)
Saturday, Aug. 22: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (sold out)
Sunday, Aug. 23: Dirty Dancing
Friday, Aug. 28: Dirty Dancing
Saturday, Aug. 29: Wayne's World
Sept. 1 - Despicable Me - SOLD OUT
Sept. 2 - Steel Magnolias
Sept. 4 - Rocky
Sept. 5 - Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom
Sept. 10 - School of Rock
Sept. 12 - Spaceballs
Sept. 24 - 7:35 p.m.: Pretty in Pink
Sept. 25 - 7:35 p.m.: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Sept. 26 - 7:35 p.m.: Rocky IV
City of Hoboken
Hoboken Business Center - 50 Harrison St.
Gates open at 6:45 p.m.; movies start at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $25 per car. Limited tickets available. Only 4 people allowed per car. Proceeds will benefit the Hoboken Cultural Affairs Trust. Tickets must be purchased in advanced here.
All attendees should wear a mask and social distance at least six feet from other groups when not in their cars.
Sept. 10 - Frozen 2
Sept. 12 - Frozen 2
Sept. 17 - Spider-Man: into the Spider-Verse
Sept. 18 - Spider-Man: into the Spider-Verse
Sept. 19 - Spider-Man: into the Spider-Verse
Sept. 24 - Toy Story 4
Sept. 25 - Toy Story 4
Sept. 26 - Toy Story 4
Oct. 1 - Bohemian Rhapsody
Oct. 2 - Bohemian Rhapsody
Oct. 3 - Bohemian Rhapsody
Berkeley Township
Veterans Park
There will three events this summer at the park. 
The event is open to Berkeley Township residents only, and you must register in advance because space is limited.
Ridgewood Drive-In/Movies in the Park
Memorial Park
Ridgewood is trying to set up a drive-in. Check The Ridgewood Guild website or their Facebook page for updates
If an outdoor movie event is missing, please click here to email us. Please include a location, date, time and a link to the event.
Summit Village
Green's Screen on the Green
Movies are expected to be shown on Thursdays beginning July 23. 
Did we miss one? Click here and let us know!