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The Showboat Drive-in

22422 Fm 2920 Road, Hockley

General Admission with Small or Medium Popcorn and Medium or Large Soda at The Showboat Drive-In (Up to 32% Off)

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Highlights

Cars pull up to one of two jumbo screens for a flick, tuning in to sound through their FM radios

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LaKeishiaTOP REVIEWER
22 ratings13 reviews
October 27, 2020
Due to COVID, cannot purchase popcorn. Snack bar is not open. They have candies and bottled drinks available.
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Eunsun
7 ratings1 reviews
October 11, 2020
Love this place... well organized... definitely we will come back for next movie!!!
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MarlonTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
58 ratings36 reviews
October 7, 2020
Brings back lots of nostaligia of going to outdoor movies, nice friendly staff outdoor screens are great. Looking forward to my next visit!!!
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Ryan
1 ratings1 reviews
October 2, 2020
We had a great time!
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NARENDRA
1 ratings1 reviews
October 13, 2020
Snack bar is closed due to covid....so you dont get popcorn and drinks to redeem....better take the package with only the tickets.
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NancyTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
39 ratings29 reviews
September 27, 2020
Nice experience practicing social distancing!
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Bryce
2 ratings2 reviews
September 20, 2020
Great place to visit
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Guest
1 ratings1 reviews
October 1, 2020
Liked the groupon deal. The people behind us were not watching the movie and were very loud throughout. Wish there was a way to notify the staff of that during the movie. Overall- it was nice to be outside. Good weather. Missed the snacks being opened on the inside, but understand due to COVID.
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About This Deal

  • General admission
  • Click here to view the calendar for upcoming showtimes
  • Theater amenities: HD digital cinema, snack bar, ATM
  • Patrons park facing one of two jumbo screens, where current Hollywood blockbusters light up the night. Each movie’s sound streams through the cars’ FM radios so that families and dates can make it as loud or quiet as they’d like. The schedule updates each week, with one screen typically showing a family-friendly pairing.

Need To Know

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Must use promotional value in 1 visit(s). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About The Showboat Drive-In

The Rumfolo family's blood seems to have mixed with oil somewhere in the past. It probably happened in the 1950s, when Walter Rumfolo founded the first incarnation of The Showboat Drive-in—a restaurant where his children worked throughout their teenage years. His children must have carried it with them, because today his grandchildren, Johnny and Chris, operate a drive-in movie theater by the same name. They've preserved the original venue's neighborly vibe and kept the family’s blood intertwined with car engines by employing Johnny's sons to sell tickets and run the projector. Today, the small-town ambiance has a much larger area to cover, and each of the theater's two jumbo screens steps up to the task by accommodating 400 cars full of spectators.

Guests park at dusk for a night at the movies—a full night, with double features painting the sky silver for hours. Audiences access the films' sound through their FM radios so that they don’t have to swipe a copy of the script and have their children read the parts. Together, families and dates can sit on lawn chairs, blankets, or inside the car as they lose themselves in the plot and munch concessions that range from burgers to candy and popcorn. The staff caters to viewers at any point during the films or intermission, providing a playground for restless youngsters and jumping cars if their batteries fizzle.