Pick a spot, park, and sit back! The Drive-In is getting more unique these days, bringing in everything from bands and comedians to showing live performances of broadway musicals. Who says the season is over after Labor Day? Spend a night at these local drive-ins!  

Dependable Drive-In (Moon Township)

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You can choose between 4 screens, each with double features! The Dependable Drive-In was built in 1950 and is now the last drive-in theater in Allegheny County. It’s just minutes from the airport–gates open at 7pm Mon-Thursday, 6:30pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Wear a mask and have six feet spacing between vehicles. During the Sept 4-6 weekend check out Screen 1–Happy Feet, Free Willy, Screen 2–Tenet, Gravity, Screen 3–The New Mutants, Deadpool, Screen 4–Unhinged, The Hunt.

Starlight Drive-In (Butler)

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Aside from new movies, Starlight has bands and top tier comedians as well! Gates open at 7pm on Friday and Saturday, 7:30pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Showtime is 8:30pm on 3 screens. Bands like Blackberry Smoke (Sept 12), Allman Betts Band (Sept 17) and Caamp (Sept 24) will hit the socially distanced stage. You can also see comedians Hannibal Buress (Sept 23) and Iliza Shlesinger (Oct 2)! No reserved spots, first come, first serve!

Brownsville Drive-In (Brownsville)

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What is a summer without seeing The Clarks? Here’s your chance to see the Pittsburgh legends in the most unique venue. The shows happen on Sept 25 and 26. There’s also new and classic films playing on 3 screens every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Sept 4-6 weekend features–Screen 1 Happy Feet, Free Willy–Screen 2 Unhinged, Bill and Ted Face The Music Screen 3–South Park, Scary Movie.

Skyview Drive-In (Carmichaels)

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During the weekend of Sept 4-6, you can choose between The Secret Life of Pets and Dolittle on screen 1, or go with the classics on screen 2–Mean girls and Clueless! They have bands too!  Box office and concessions open at 7pm.

Evergreen Drive-In (Mt. Pleasant) 

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Hey musical fans, this is your chance to watch a live performance of Legally Blonde! The show will be performed at the Palace Theater in Greensburg Sept 25 and 26– and the performance will be broadcast live at the Evergreen! They are open 7 nights a week, featuring 3 screens and double features.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Josh McCann

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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