Thursday, May 9, 2013
Video: Throwback drive-in movie theater now open in Fort Worth
Tickets are $8 for adults for a double feature.
FORT WORTH Out with the old, in with the old: Fort Worth got a dose of date-night nostalgia this week when the city's new Coyote Drive-In theater opened. All week, the drive-in has been playing classic movies to ramp up for opening weekend, which begins Friday.
It's one of a few drive-ins in the North Texas area, as most have closed over the years. Ennis' Galaxy Drive-In Theatre and Granbury's Brazos Drive-in are some of the closest for North Texas residents besides the new Coyote Drive-In.
The drive-in is dog-friendly and is located in Trinity Uptown, on the north edge of downtown Fort Worth. The 20-acre site has three screens, where people in a vehicle can pull up and tune into the FM station to hear the movie. Those who arrive by foot (or bike, or horse) can sit in front and hear from speakers.
"It's very rare to have a large-scale drive-in theater in a downtown urban area," said Brady Wood, founder of the drive-in, in the video below.
According to the website, tickets cost $8 for ages 7 and over, $6 for children 6 to 3. Children under 2 are free. The price includes the showing of two movies on one screen.
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