5 Great Outdoor Movie Spots


From our 2016 Maine Vacation Guide!

By Caroline Praderio

Get all 121 events, trips, sweet spots, and insider tips in our 2016 Maine Vacation Guide — in the May issue!

Bridgton Twin Drive-In

Two screens mean more options, and Bridgton’s storied drive-in mixes it up with new releases and throwback classics. Memorial Day–Labor Day. Dusk. $5–$7.50 per person. 383 Portland Rd., Bridgton. 207-647-8666.

Ellsworth Arts Outdoor Movies

Bring a blanket (and popcorn) for the family. This summer’s schedule features kid-friendly screenings of Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, Cinderella, and more. Thursdays, July 7–August 18. Dusk. Free. Knowlton Park, State St., Ellsworth. 207-667-3321. ellswortharts.org

Portland Summer Films

Head to the heart of Portland for screenings of cinematic classics and cult faves like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Labyrinth, and 9 to 5. Sundays, June 5–August 28. Dusk. Free. Congress Square Park, Portland. portlandsummerfilms.com

The Saco Drive-In

Nearly 80 years in, Saco’s quintessential drive-in is the country’s second oldest (and the prices at the retro snack bar seem like they haven’t changed). Friday and Saturday, May–June; daily, July–September. 7 p.m. $15–$20 per car. 969 Portland Rd., Saco. 207-284-1016. thesacodrivein.com

The Skowhegan Drive-In Theatre

This central Maine theater underwent extensive restoration in 2012 but still has plenty of retro charm. Friday and Saturday, Memorial Day–Labor Day. Dusk. $4–$8 per person. 201 Waterville Rd., Skowhegan. 207-474-9277.

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