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Birthday Parties at the Movies

Is someone’s special day coming up? Planning a memorable birthday party for a family member or friend can be difficult. How do you make sure it’s the best day ever?

One great way to celebrate a birthday is at the drive-in! From enjoying movies and games on the big screen to concessions and activities, celebrating a birthday party at the movies is an excellent way to make sure everyone has a blast! Whether you’re celebrating their 10th, 16th, or 50th birthday, going to the drive-in will be a party to remember.

Why Host a Birthday Party the Movies?

Birthdays at the cinema are nothing new, of course. Going to the drive-in is a great way to celebrate someone’s special day. Here are a few reasons why:

A Giant Screen

What better way to have a movie birthday party than by watching a great movie on the big screen? No home theater can compete with a 35 by 63 foot LED videoboard when it comes to overall experience and impact. Seeing a great movie on a giant screen is sure to create a fond memory that everyone will remember for life.


Birthdays mean food, and at a theater, means concessions like popcorn, candy, soft drinks, etc. Outdoor theaters have more flexibility in this area. For instance, at LoCo Drive-In, we partner with local food trucks to bring unique concessions options to people of all ages! Catering may also be a possibility, depending on what you’re planning.

A Blend of Movies with Outdoor Fun!

Movies are fun, but so is spending a birthday outside, so why not do both? Enjoy fun activities in the sun or under the stars while watching your birthday boy/girl’s favorite movie! At a drive-in, there’s lots of room to work with, which means all kinds of outdoor possibilities open up. A themed party need not be limited to only watching a movie.

Endless Possibilities

Drive-ins tend to have much fewer restrictions than enclosed indoor theaters, which means there’s much more you can do! It’s one of the great advantages of an open-air venue. Activities, games, prizes, and more are great ways to celebrate at the drive-in. Or plan your party during your team’s game and watch it on the big screen! There’s a wide range of possibilities.

Common Questions

Here are some of the most common questions people ask about hosting a birthday party at the movies.

How many people can I bring?

Being designed for cars, a drive-in has a lot of room. It really depends on how many vehicles you’re bringing in! Odds are, there’s plenty of room for everyone, depending on what you’re planning.

What movies can we watch?

At the drive-in, there are showings of current blockbusters and old classics. There are regular showings to choose from, but you can certainly make other arrangements in advance. Our current showings can be found here.

Are there any restrictions?

An open-air venue like a drive-in tends to have fewer restrictions than an indoor movie theater or other enclosed space. That said, the best way to see if your idea is possible or not is to contact the theater.

Can you watch your own movie in a theater?

It’s a BIG screen, so you’ll need to be sure it’ll scale well for the best possible viewing experience. That said, contact the theater to see what movie options are available for events. Odds are, you’ll be able to watch that one favorite movie you all love.

Video games on the big screen?

Kids, teens, and your favorite man-child all love video games! Games on the big screen can be a great way to create an interactive experience for your loved one’s birthday. To discuss the possibilities for your party, contact the theater.

How much will a private party cost?

It depends on a number of factors like the size of the group, the amount of time you want to book the theater, etc. That said, the flexibility of the drive-in means it might not be as pricey as other venues, including indoor theaters. To discuss pricing at LoCo Drive-In, contact us.

Got a Birthday Coming Up? Get in Touch!

The first step to hosting a birthday party at a drive-in is to get in touch and discuss your plan. From there, you can hash out entertainment options, activities, food, and the general sequence of events with the venue. At LoCo Drive-In, we’ve got many options that could help bring your idea to life. If you have questions or want to schedule an event, contact us!

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