Let’s Go to the Drive In in Toronto in Summer 2020

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CityView Drive In in Toronto

Way back when I was a kid, I remember hot summers at dusk going to the drive-in with my parents, brother and sister. You had to hook the speaker onto the inside of your car window to listen to the (crackly) audio for the movie. One of the highlights was getting a box of popcorn or Crispy Crunch chocolate bar at the drive-in snack bar during intermission. They also had a set of swings for kids to enjoy while waiting for the movie to begin. It’s funny how the pandemic has reversed time in many respects. Kids are playing outdoors again and just last week, the ice cream truck made a stop on our street so I guess it’s not surprising that there is a revival of the drive-in theatre. Read further to see where to go to the drive-in in Toronto.

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CityView Drive In in Toronto



Lavazza Drive-In Film Festival

The Italian Contemporary Film Festival (ICFF) will host the Lavazza Drive-In Film Festival at Ontario Place in summer 2020. In conjunction with the Embassy of Italy in Ottawa, the festival will screen a line-up of the latest international films representing countries hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival takes place from July 20-31, 2020. See the full film selection here.
CityView Drive-In

Enjoy a contactless experience while attending concerts, movie nights, and more at CityView Drive-In in the parking lot of 20 Polson Street. You’ll be able to watch live concerts and films from your vehicle. The 238-foot stage has a backdrop of the gorgeous Toronto skyline. Bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages, or place an order on-site and staff will deliver your order directly to your vehicle. You will be required to wear a mask to use the washrooms. Upcoming concerts include Monster Truck on July 16, 2020, Allan Rayman on July 18, 2020, and A Tribe Called Red on August 6, 2020. Movie schedule to be released soon.


5 Drive-In, Oakville

Okay, Oakville is a bit of a drive from Toronto, but it’s worth the drive, isn’t it? The 5 Drive-In Tickets are $14-$46 per vehicle depending on the number of adults and children and give you access to one screen showing two movies. You must stay in your vehicle unless visiting the washrooms and concessions. Guests are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask when outside their vehicle. Tickets can be purchased only online. Movies currently playing at Dirty Dancing, American Pie, Irresistible and The Invisible Man. 5 Drive-In is located at 2332 Ninth Line, Oakville.

I hope you get to visit a drive in in Toronto this summer. It’s a great way to have some family fun while social distancing.

You might be interested in reading, “How To Enjoy Summer 2020 in Toronto: Pools, Patios Beaches“.