Memorial Day weekend is the first big sign that summer is coming and what's better than enjoying a Maine summer evening with a great film from the comfort of your car, truck bed, or lawn chairs?

Drive-in movie theaters have struggled for relevance in a world of reclining chairs, stadium seating, IMAX, and 3D movie experiences, and Maine has the added struggle of forced seasonal operation, but folks have rallied around these treasures over the years to keep them up to date and functioning every summer.

We're lucky to have a handful of drive-ins throughout the state from sunny Saco in Southern Maine to Canada neighbor, Madawaska. A couple of the theaters opened this past weekend but most will be opening Memorial Day weekend for the premiere of Disney's "Aladdin" live-action remake.

Bangor Drive-In, Hermon
Opening Friday, May 24th, films TBD.
Admission is $22 per car and potentially more for RVs, multi-passenger vans, and the like.

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Bridgton Twin Drive-In, Bridgton
Already open, Bridgton will be showing Aladdin at 8:25 pm followed by Captain Marvel on screen 1 and John Wick and a film TBD on screen 2 beginning Friday, May 24th.
Cash only, $7.50 for those 12 and up, $5 per child ages 5-11, and kids 4 and under are free.

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Prides Corner Drive-In, Westbrook
Opening Friday, May 24th with Aladdin at 8:10pm followed by Avengers Endgame.
Cash only, admission is $20 per car for up to 4 people and $5 for each additional person.

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The Saco Drive-In, Saco
Opening Friday, May 24th, Aladdin at 8:40 pm followed by Avengers Endgame
Admission is $15 per car of 3 people or less or $20 for 4 people or more.

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Skowhegan Drive-In Theater, Skowhegan
Opening Friday, May 24th with Aladdin at 8:15 pm followed by Dumbo.
Cash only, admission is $9 for those 12 and older and $5 for those 11 and under.

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Skylite Drive-In, Madawaska
Already open with the shows for this weekend TBD, start time approximately 8:00 pm.
Cash only, admission is $8 for adults, $3 for students 6-11, and children under 5 are free.

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It's worth noting that arriving early is pivotal with drive-in theaters! It's not uncommon for cars to be lined up roadside before the box office opens, and who can blame them?! Drive-ins are a heck of a way to have some family fun or a date night. Some of the theaters even allow pets! Always be sure to check websites/Facebook pages to stay up on policies, changes, costs, etc.

Also, don't be that guy that shows up and has no idea how to operate their headlights. Figure that out before showing up. Signed, Everyone.