Spud Drive-In Theater

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Soon after the sun dips behind the Teton Mountain Range, the film starts rolling at Idaho’s Spud Drive-In Theater. It opened back in 1953 and is one of the few remaining outdoor cinemas in the country where you can still watch movies from the comforts of your car. Lean back in the passenger seat or spread out a blanket under the stars. They show recent releases, so even the kids will enjoy! On Fridays and Saturdays, let them stay past their bedtime for the double-feature showings. Catch this quintessential experience before it disappears. Drive-in movie theaters were patented in 1933 by an auto parts salesman who tied movies and cars together. Today, they are a dying breed (Spud already survived a shut-down in 2017). What helps attract crowds is the theater’s mascot: a giant potato on the back of a flat-bed truck! Snap a few pics with “Old Murphy” (the truck) and get cozy for the movie!


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231 Idaho State Highway 33 Scenic, Driggs, Idaho, USA

+1 208 354 2727

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