General Information & Policies
You may get directions via Google Maps by clicking here.
Are all dog breeds welcome?
Yes, however they must be leashed at all times and friendly. We do reserve the right to ask anyone whose dog presents a danger to our customers or staff to leave the drive-in. As always, we do ask that if your dog poops, please be courteous and scoop.
Are you open during thunderstorms?
Yes, however if the storm is severe and deemed to be of specific danger, we may close the drive-in for the safety of our customers and our staff. If there are customers in the field when this happens, we will issue a refund. You may call our Ticket Booth after 7:30pm during such weather to be certain.
How do we hear the movies in our vehicle?
We are a radioactive drive-in, therefore you can listen to the movies by tuning your vehicle’s radio to 88.5 FM. A WiFi app is available to stream the audio through equipped devices. In addition, there are speakers inside the Snack Bar so you can hear the movie while purchasing your Snack Bar items.
If my vehicle’s radio does not work, what shall I do?
You may bring in a portable radio of your own, or you may borrow a radio from the Projection Booth. To borrow a radio, you must leave a $20 deposit and a valid driver’s license. Upon returning the radio, you will get your driver’s license and the $20 back.
Can we leave our engine running during the show?
We would like the drive-in experience to be a pleasant one for all of our customers, so it is preferred that your vehicle’s engine remain off during the show for the convenience of those patrons around you. It is understandable if you need to run your engine intermittently during the show for air conditioning, heater, wipers, etc. Please remember to keep your headlights off.
What if our vehicle’s battery dies?
If you turn your engine off, and place your key in the ‘accessory’ position, your vehicle’s battery should not drain. However, if your battery drains, we can assist you in getting your vehicle started.
Can we leave the hatchback open?
Yes, but please tie the hatchback down so it is level with the roof of your vehicle so anyone parked behind you can see over your hatchback. For your convenience, we offer string to tie down your hatchback if you do not have any with you.
Can we set up chairs and blankets outside of our vehicle?
Yes, but we ask that you place your chairs and/or blankets in front of your vehicle, so that all parking spaces are available for our customers.
Can we get to the drive-in early and save a parking space for our friends that will arrive later?
No, parking spaces cannot be saved for a late arrival. This is to make the parking availabilities fair to all of our customers.
Is there room to park RV’s, campers, or big trucks?
Yes, these must be parked within the last row of the drive-in field, however you may sit on the picnic benches near the Snack Bar to watch the movie, if you prefer to be closer to the screen.
Can I videotape at the drive-in?
While we encourage families to take photos and videos of their fun times at the drive-in, please be aware that there is absolutely NO videotaping allowed once the movies have begun. Please click here for anti-piracy laws.
Hours, Open/Closed Season, Movie Schedules & Times
When does the drive-in open for the season?
Typically we open by mid-April and remain open through mid-September. However, our season depends on the weather (snow, cold temperatures, flooding, etc.) Our websites are updated immediately following any decision to open for the season, as well as being updated immediately following any decisions to close for the winter. Therefore, check our websites regularly or sign up for our newsletter, which is emailed directly to you at the same time the websites are updated throughout the entire season.
When does the first movie start?
Our first movie showtime is based on the estimated time the sun sets. However, if the sky is not dark enough at the posted showtime, we may start the show 5-10 minutes later. We will NOT start the show prior to the advertised showtime.
What is your upcoming movie schedule?
Movie schedules usually run Friday through Thursday. We release the movie schedule on the Monday prior or as soon as we know the schedule. Please check our website often for schedule updates and don’t forget to subscribe to our Newsletter to get up-to-date information in your inbox.
Rentals, Group Rates, Advertising, Special Events
Can we rent the drive-in for a private event?
Yes, however the fees are dependent on the time of year, magnitude of the event, and event details. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss in detail.
Do you have group rates?
We sell Ticket Books at a discounted rate of $75 for 10 adult tickets. This is a savings of $25. The tickets can be used at either drive-in location (Poughkeepsie’s Overlook, and Hyde Park) and they do not expire. For groups larger than 20, please email email@example.com to discuss other possibilities.
Do you have other events, besides movies?
We are in the process of booking Special Events throughout the year. Please check back for future events, or if you have an event that you feel would be perfect for our facility, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright © 1950 – 2020 Hyde Park Drive-in Theatre. All Rights Reserved.