Want to travel back in time while being entertained for a few hours? Then, you’ll want to head to Dripping Springs Drive-In Cinema at 30291 Ranch Road 12, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. It’ll be unlike any movie-going event you’ve ever experienced because when you look up, you’ll see stars shining.
Imagine a night of fresh air, the sky, tasty snacks, and a good movie at a place surrounded by the Texas Hill Country and its many trees. As a bonus, 2 percent of the profits go toward nonprofits in the community.
What makes this drive-in different from others is that there are no city lights nearby. You’ll have a clear view of the screen and the stars.
How to Get Tickets
To attend a showing, view the calendar to select a date. Here, you’ll select the proper vehicle size. If you’re unsure where yours falls under, you can contact them to ask.
Each car slot contains two general admission tickets for two passengers. If you have more than two passengers, choose an adult admission for those 12 and up. For kids ages 11 and under, choose the child’s ticket. It sounds picky, but this keeps them compliant with licensing movies. After you buy your ticket, you’ll receive a confirmation email.
What You Need to Know Before You Go
Gates open 40 minutes before showtime. Tickets are required for entry. You can’t buy tickets at the gate. Early birds, don’t show up earlier than 40 minutes as there won’t be any place to park. As you enter, drive slowly and a parking attendant will direct you to a parking spot.
What to bring? They recommend bringing bug spray. Just like a regular movie theater, they don’t allow food and drink from outside besides water. Their concession sells boxed candy, popcorn, and non-alcoholic drinks. There’s a flushable portable toilet on site for emergency use.
Before you leave, wait for them to turn on the floodlights. And remember to drive slowly and carefully.
The drive-in is open at various times. So, check the calendar before picking a date. If you want to receive updates, be sure to sign up for their mailing list. Hope to see you at the movies soon!