Have you ever been to a drive-in movie theater? If you’ve answered “not in 50 years” or “never,” then you should definitely check out the Showboat Drive-In Theater in Hockley this weekend!
This old-fashioned theater is a great way to spend a weekend evening with the family. One of the best things about it is you get a double feature for a fantastic price! For less than the cost of two adult standard theater seats, a family of four can enjoy two movies! Incredible!
On-site concessions include standard movie theater fare like popcorn, nachos, and candy, but at a much more reasonable price. Plus, additional offerings like dinner baskets with cheeseburgers, chicken strips or hotdogs make for a more hearty meal.
Named after the Showboat Drive-In Restaurant that operated in downtown Houston in the 1950s, the theater was built by two brothers and their families in 2006, and they still run the company today. Beginning with one screen, the theater added a second screen just one year later due to popular demand. Now, more than a decade later, people are still streaming into the “automobile theater” making it a thriving local business.
Families love the drive-in concept because they can all talk and laugh in their cars without disturbing anyone else. Little kids can climb around the car or even fall asleep in the backseat. Snacks and popcorn can be more easily shared. All you need is a working radio to receive the FM signal broadcasting the film’s sound and maybe a blanket to get cozy.
Drive-in theaters might be a throw-back to the past, but this place does it right! Open every weekend with new showings all the time, check out Showboat for yourself! More details and coupons available at www.theshowboatdrivein.com.