Raleigh Road Drive-in to Show 3 Nights of Horror Movies with Camping (Optional) Sept. 11-13

Ticket booth at Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre, Henderson NC, as evening falls. Photo: Kay Whatley
Ticket booth at Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre, Henderson NC, as evening falls. Photo: Kay Whatley

By Kay Whatley, Editor

The Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre, one of the rare US places offering the drive-in movie experience, will be showing 10 movies this weekend, with camping available overnight on Friday and Saturday.

Don’t miss this amazing, recent and retro movie line-up:

Friday, September 11, 2020:

  • Little Shop of Horrors @ 7:45pm
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street @ 12:30am
  • IT: Chapter 1 @ 9:30pm
  • Night of The Living Dead @ 2:30am

Saturday, September 12, 2020:

  • Gremlins @ 7:45pm
  • Evil Dead @ 10pm
  • Evil Dead 2 @ 12am (midnight)
  • An American Werewolf in London @ 2:30am

Sunday, September 13, 2020:

  • The Lost Boys @ 7:45pm
  • They Live @ 9:30pm
    (Camping checking is at the end of They Live; no overnight Sunday-Monday.)

Want the three nights of horror movies but aren’t interested in camping? Then, drive home and come back the next night! No pressure, same 10 movies.

To purchase a full weekend ticket ($30/person+online fee = 3 nights, 10 movies, camping option), or a two-day tickets, or individual movie night tickets, visit raleighroaddrivein.ticketleap.com.

The Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre (drive-in) is located at 3336 Raleigh Road, Henderson, North Carolina — minutes north of Wake Forest and Raleigh.

Whether camping overnight this weekend, or returning each evening to watch the movies, be sure to note the hours when grilling is permitted, or when concessions are open, and plan accordingly. Bring along a portable FM radio (or rent one from the concession stand), flashlight, chairs, and other items to make the drive-in experience more comfortable.

Areas for recreational vehicles, vehicles, and tents will be designated, along with open areas for viewing the drive-in screen. Be sure to use social distancing when picking up food or using the restroom. Masks must be worn when away from your vehicle, such as at concessions or in the restroom. For safety, refills are not offered at this time.

For campers Saturday night to Sunday morning, note that the drive-in has provided space for a church worship service since the start of the pandemic. A service will take place Sunday 9:30-10:30am.

The Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre boasts more than 70 years in operation, making them NC’s oldest running drive-in. For more information regarding movies scheduled, visit www.raleighroaddrivein.com.

If you do not feel well, stay home.


Ed. Note: Going to the drive-in is a unique experience. If you’ve never been, or haven’t been in years, check it out!  Read this article on our experience. KW


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