From classic movie musicals to the latest action flick, your canine couch potato has sat by your side and happily watched every Hollywood hit you’ve enjoyed from the comfort of home. Why not celebrate your shared love of movies with a night out on the town at one of the many dog-friendly Texas Drive-in theaters? Take a trip back in time as you cruise in your car with your film-loving Fido to a Drive-in theater that welcomes dogs…your dog will feel like one cool cat!
Tascosa Drive-In Theater
1999 Dumas Drive
For several years the big screen of this 1950s retro wonder remained dark, but the curtain rose on the Tascosa’s second act in 1999. Two- and four-legged cinephiles can enjoy a double feature on Friday, Saturday or Sunday night from the comfort of the family car.
Blue Starlite Drive-In
2103 E M Franklin Avenue
Your dog will be the hippest hound around after a visit to Austin’s unique boutique drive-in, which shows vintage visions from the 1940s to the 1980s as well as indie flicks. A mini-motion picture theater for mobile movie enthusiasts, the Blue Starlite offers a total of 35 slots to park for each presentation.
Doc’s Drive-In Theatre
1510 Satterwhite Road
Located on the outskirts of Austin, the curtain rose on latest addition to the drive-in line up in October 2018. You and Spot can sit under the stars or inside your car and enjoy contemporary classic Hollywood hits. A driving force in bringing throw-back theaters into the 21st century, Doc’s also hosts occasional live music events, and features three mini- movie-themed vacation rental homes on-site.
Galaxy Drive-In Theatre
5301 N. Interstate Highway 45
You and your tail-wagging chum can choose from one of seven screens and watch two movie presentations for one ticket price at this contemporary homage to Americana. Pups are prohibited from the site’s two snack bars.
223 NE 4th Street
Named in honor of dogs’ cousin from the Canidae family, the original Fort Worth Coyote Drive-In on Panther Island gives both two-and four-legged film fans something to howl about! Opened in 2011, today the film-themed facility not only features flicks on four screens, it also has played host to a number of fun weekly activities like $5 Double Feature night and Wine Down Wednesday, as well as special events such as Cowtown Geek Fair (a celebration of geek culture) and Pit Bull Pride Day, a party to promote a positive image of dogs who often find themselves hounded by prejudice.
Graham Drive-In Theater
1519 4th Street
Since 1948 films have flickered on the screen at this cinematic small town treasure, and today pups are a part of the drive-in’s history. Although the theater now for sale, the memories made at this north central Texas landmark will continue when the drive-in is purchased by new movie-loving owners.
Brazos Drive-In Theatre
1800 West Pearl Street
Celebrating over half a century of showing family-friendly fare, Granbury offers both pet parents and their pups a true trip back in time every weekend.
Showboat Drive-In Movie Theater
22422 FM 2920
Enjoy a double feature with Fido at this small town salute to the cinema experience of days gone by! (Dogs must stay inside the car at all times.)
1901 Midway Road
The third in a pack a three Coyote Drive-In theaters (the other two in the triad can be found in Fort Worth and at the Outlet Shops of Grand River, Alabama), the Lewisville location closes during the winter. When the temperature starts to rise, however, so will the spirit of your movie-loving dog as Hollywood hits past and present are once again flickering on 87-foot-wide screens.
Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre
5101 Clovis Road
In “Hub City” the chrome hub caps of cars filled with movie goers turn toward one of three screens at the Stars and Stripes’ Lubbock location. Open each Friday through Sunday during the winter and nightly from May through August and at school breaks. Like its sister silver screen experience in New Braunfels, dogs must remain inside of your car at all times.
Big Sky Drive-in Theater
6200 West Highway 80, just outside of Midland
You have to love a drive-in with a menu that features a specialty sandwich dubbed the Chihuahua! This two-screen outdoor theater, which showed its first Hollywood hits in 2005, is open seven nights a week.
Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre (in car only)
1178 Kroesche Lane
Since 2015 four-legged cinephiles have enjoyed watching the latest blockbusters at this contemporary nod to a classic movie experience. Although the drive-in includes a cafe and a play area for little ones, remember that Rover must remain in the car at all times.
Mission Marquee Plaza
3100 Roosevelt Ave.
While its days as an actual drive-in have come to an end, you and your barking big screen enthusiast can cruise down Memory Lane at this San Antonio site thanks to a faithful recreation of a 1940s mural on the original big screen’s restored wall, which lets humans and canines alike enjoy classic movies in style as they sit on picnic blankets and lawn chairs. The lovingly preserved piece of the past has been deemed by the SA Current as “the Best Place to Watch an Outdoor Movie.”