The Long Drive-In Theatre in Long Prairie (in central MN) is opening for the season! See what’s new for 2021.
Even with the virus still lingering in our midst of 2021, we have something we can look forward to. It’s almost time for the seasonal opening of the Long Drive In. Located near Long Prairie in central MN it’s a favorite for many. They’ve been a favorite summer destination for central MN since opening in 1956.
The 2021 opening has just been announced, well sort of. They plan to open soon, quite possible the first weekend of April, IF the weather cooperates. The prices are great, the extra fun is free and the venue is like stepping back in time.
Also it looks like RV and Tent stay overs will again be available with self check-in this season. Link will be provided on their website when they have the site ready.
They made some changes in 2020 but it is unclear how many of these changes are continuing this season. ***It’s safe to say at least some or all will remain and to check their FB page or website before making a long drive to a movie, just in case they are full or you need a reservation. Some of the changes that were announced last year include:
* Cars spaced 6 feet apart. We are adding posts to avoid any parking confusion. Our lot will be expanding to include grassy area in back as well as camping area to accommodate more vehicles.
* Movies must be watched from inside vehicles.
* Concessions will be limited. They will post the limited menu online prior to opening. Plexiglass has been installed inside concession to separate lobby area from back of counter. Staff will use hand sanitizer between each customer.
* Additional portable restrooms are being permanently installed to avoid lines to bathroom and those will be cleaned every 30 minutes as per CDC guidelines.
Opening Weekend is dependent on the weather. Check their FB page for updates and to confirm… especially if you are traveling any sort of distance.
A little more information about the Long Drive-In
Welcome to The Long Drive-In Theatre! We have been a favorite summer destination for central MN since opening in 1956. Generations of theater-goers have had the opportunity to enjoy movies under the stars from the comfort of their car, lawn chair, or blanket.
Enter the Drive-In before nightfall to ensure you catch entire movie. 2nd movie follows the first after a brief intermission for snacks. Please see “movies & menu” tab for concession prices. We do NOT close due to rain.