Everything You Need to Know About the Wellfleet Drive-In Theater

Since 1957, attending a movie under the stars at the Wellfleet Drive-In Theater has been a treasured summer tradition here in Cape Cod. There’s nothing quite like enjoying your favorite films from the comfort of your own vehicle surrounded by your loved ones. If you’re looking for a romantic date night idea, you won’t want to overlook a visit to the Wellfleet Drive-In Theater. Here’s everything you need to know about this local attraction and what to expect this summer season.

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More About the Wellfleet Drive-In Theater

Opened in July of 1957, the Wellfleet Drive-In Theater has a 100-by-44 foot screen and sound provided by an FM signal or speakers that can be attached to your car window. It’s been one of the top spots in Cape Cod to enjoy romantic outings or quality family time. Another thing that makes this theater so unique is the wide variety of other available activities. The complex is also home to the popular Wellfleet Drive-In Flea Market, the Wellfleet mini-golf course, a restaurant, and an indoor theater.

The theater is open from mid-May through mid-September. Note that the theater only accepts cash for tickets but will take credit cards for concessions. Adult tickets are just $11 while children and seniors tickets are $8. This makes it an affordable outing for a couple’s night out or a family get-together, especially if you’ve never experienced an open-air movie before! The theater shows two of the newest and hottest films during their showtimes. If you have some extra time, be sure to attend the double feature so you can enjoy both movies and everything else that the drive-in theater in MA has to offer.

Wellfleet Movie Theater Concessions

There are food and drink options that make this the one-stop shop for your evening out. According to the description from the Wellfleet Drive-In Theater website, “The Wellfleet Dairy Bar and Grill is the first building you’ll see when you enter the complex. It features burgers, pizza and more, along with lots of Ice Cream – soft serve and hard packed ice cream. Beer and wine are available, plus the outdoor Cocktail Bar is open most nights in July and August. 

*Please Note* The Wellfleet Dairy Bar and grill are seasonal run May through Labor Day.

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Exterior View at DuskVisit the Wellfleet Drive-In Theater and more fun attractions this summer during your stay with us at the Chatham Gables Inn. Our beautifully appointed guest rooms are the perfect place to experience the area at its best. Luxuriate in our spa-inspired amenities such as ZENTs Aromatherapy bath products, Turkish towels, plush robes and Matouk & Comphy Co. linens. Each room has its own private bath, and our King Rooms have deep soaking tubs as well as showers. Of course, your stay includes a full breakfast each morning, so you’ll be ready to explore Cape Cod.

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