Review: The Georgetown Drive-In
*We were hosted on this adventure for purpose of review.
Review of the Georgetown Drive-In
I was asked to take a night out and visit The Georgetown Drive-In in Georgetown, Indiana. I loaded up the minivan with the family and we set out for the 25 minute drive from East Louisville. It is an easy drive and does not feel too long to go to enjoy the drive-in experience. And, with no tolls on the I-64 bridge, that’s the best way to get there.
The drive-in offers two movie screens that each play two movies for the night and it is $11 for adults, $6 for kids 6-12 and is FREE for kids under 6. Times of showings and when the box office opens varies, so be sure to check the website to see what is playing and what time they start. The box office is cash only; be prepared.
With it being the height of summer, the first movie did not start until 9:30 pm. We opted to arrive a little early and let the kids explore the playground. Fun Fact: The Georgetown Drive-In playground is one of few left in the country. The red, old-school, playground was perfect for the boys. They found some friends and were able to run off some energy before the show started.
As the sun was setting, I went to check out the concession stand situation and it did not disappoint. Anymore you expect to pay an arm and leg for some good movie concessions, but not here. You can get a made to order hamburger for under $3 and a hot dog for under $2. The concession stand does take credit cards, but there is a $5 min. I got 2 hot dogs and a giant pretzel with cheese and spent a little over $6.00. Not a bad deal, IMO.
After getting the food it was time to settle in for the movie. We are pros at drive-ins so we had our chairs set up, the speakers hooked on and the blankets ready. Toy Story 4 was our pick and I was excited to see very few previews. The sound quality was good, but there is a train the goes through during the movie, so be aware you might miss some important dialog. We did not listen though the radio, so I am unsure if you would be able to hear better with train going through. About halfway thought it started to rain, so we packed it up and just watched form the back of the minivan. Be warned that they do not give rain checks. If you don’t want to watch from your car, I would check the weather before heading out.
We enjoyed the movie and our concessions. The 3-year-old is asking when we are going back and to me that is a sign of a good time.
A few things to keep in mind:
- Cash only at box office
- Get there early to have your pick of spots
- If you are seeing the movie on the first screen try not to get the last two rows, or you might hear the other movie.
- No rain checks are given
- You can use your payment card at the concession stand
- You can check movie times and what moves are playing by clicking here.