Let's Go to the Drive-In

June 2018
Written By: 
Paul Grimshaw

Though we may not have a drive-in movie theater nearby (the nearest is The Big Mo near Columbia), there are a few places to sit under the stars, munch on popcorn and catch a family-friendly flick outdoors.

PHOTO: Shallotte SummerFest includes both movies and concerts under the stars.; (inset) Movies Under the Stars.

Movies @ McLean
McLean Park, 93 Oak Drive, North Myrtle Beach, (843) 280-5570
Movies are shown the second Friday of each month from June to October. Admission is free, so bring a chair or blanket and a few bucks for popcorn and a drink. June 8’s movie will be Despicable Me 3 and July 13’s will be The Lion King, both shown at 8:45 p.m.

Shallotte SummerFest
Mulberry Park, 123 Mulberry St., Shallotte, (910) 754-4032
SummerFest will take place Thursday summer nights through August 9 and will include both movies and concerts under the stars. Free movies will kick off at dusk (approximately 7:30 p.m.) and include family-friendly selections like Beauty and the Beast and The Lego Batman Movie.

Movies Under the Stars
Valor Memorial Gardens (Valor Park) in The Market Common, Myrtle Beach, (843) 839-3500
Periodically showing family-friendly movies after dark, weather permitting, Wednesdays in June, July and August. Call or check website for schedule.

Movies in the Park
Riverfront Park. 6 Elm St., Conway, (843) 248-1740
These free showings will occur monthly on Fridays through September. June 8’s film is Tomorrowland: A World Beyond and July 13’s is Rascal Rebel Rabbit. Shows start at dusk and concessions are available for a nominal fee.

Movies on the Water
Marina Park, 8201 Marina Parkway, Myrtle Beach, ( 877) 347-2633
Settle in for a free family-friendly film with a beautiful water backdrop. Bring your own blankets or chairs and enjoy concessions from Tropical Sno. The event will be teaming up with various charities, so you can do some good while having fun. Movies are on one Friday night each month throughout the summer from 6–9:30 p.m. Visit the site for a schedule of movies.