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When are you open?
Late Spring and Summer (Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day) : Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays (Thursdays will be added dependent upon demand).
After Labor Day, up to or through November. Fridays and Saturdays
***OPERATING SEASON UPDATE: The Delsea Drive-In Theatre may extend its operating season dependent upon prevailing weather conditions and attendance trends. Please check our website regularly for continued updates. Thank you.
What are your hours of operation?
All first features start around dusk (civil twilight time).
Second features start after a 15-30 minute intermission following the first feature .
What time should I arrive? What time does Box Office close? Can I enter after a movie has started playing?
As always, we advise arriving as close to Box Office open time as possible. This allows you and your family sufficient time for finding your space in the field, purchasing and enjoying your meal, and settling in to watch the movies. Our Box Office closes approximately 20 minutes into the last feature.
If you arrive after the first show has begun; Any vehicle arriving at Box Office and entering the field when our main features are on screen must have on PARKING LIGHTS ONLY. The driver is responsible for dousing headlights prior to entering the field. The driver should read whatever vehicle manual instructions necessary to extinguish headlights and/or daytime running lights prior to visiting or entering the Delsea Drive-In Theatre. If you can not extinguish your headlights, you must cover them before entering the field. In addition, vehicles entering the field when our main features are on screen must turn right immediately after entering through the front gate and park in the last thee(3) rows on Screen 1 or the back row on Screen 2. You are welcome to relocate your vehicle(within the parameters of our existing House Rules regarding parking) on the same screen field during intermission. This rule has been added for the enjoyment of our patrons who are already in the field and viewing the movies..
How far in advance are the movies scheduled and when do tickets go on sale?
In general, our movies are scheduled on a weekly basis. Negotiations between our booker and the studios usually result in confirmations by Tuesday at noon. The info is relayed to our web designer/maintainer and is usually up at our site by Tuesday evening. When we know that we will be getting a movie on the break or upon its release, we will post it at our site. There are times when we can get confirmation earlier. We expect our conversion to digital will allow us to get earlier movie confirmations. Ticket sales are available within one hour after our website has been updated.
Who, what, where, why, and how are movies paired together?
To a great extent, what movies can be played together is determined by the studios involved. The studios compete against one another for the movie-goers’ dollars and would not want a rival up on the screen with their movie. We do try to pair movies with similar ratings together but sometimes that proves very difficult. There is a preponderance of PG and PG-13 rated movies. Even when we pair a G with a PG or PG-13, some individuals are upset because we have a PG-13 and an R on our second screen. We consider our establishment a family-oriented venue and avoid R rated movies as much as possible. Unfortunately, some R rated movies are widely popular and therefore would be considered for playing at the Delsea.
Can I switch screens?
Switching screens is not permitted unless you purchase another ticket and room allows. Each movie studio is paid separately according to the number of individual tickets. We have been frequented by “counters” from the studios. If we find that you have switched “illegally,” we will ask you to leave the premises.
Can I stay for just one movie or can I just attend the second movie?
You can attend just one of the features if you so choose but you must follow the rules regarding vehicle lights. You must use only parking lights when moving within the field and we are on screen. You must keep headlights otherwise extinguished. You are expected to be considerate of those patrons already in place and viewing the movie. See info regarding "Arriving late or leaving early."
Are pets allowed?(Pets are now allowed on SUNDAY'S. Please see "Pet Policy" under the House Rules tab.)
Pets are not allowed at the Delsea Drive-In. We love animals. We have a pet of our own but the potential for patron disturbance on injury by an unruly pet or irresponsible owner is too high. Everyone knows pets have to relieve themselves at intervals as well. It is dark at the drive-in and a pets waste products would be difficult to see and avoid.
Does the “no pet” policy apply to all animals?
Our “no pet” policy applies to ALL animals. If we elected to allow cats, dog owners would be quite offended. If we elected to allow reptiles, cat and dog owners would be offended, etc., etc., etc.. Trained/certified Service Dogs that perform services for a disabled individual are not considered to be pets and are allowed at the drive-in in accordance with the ADA. Therapy pets are not Service Dogs and are not allowed at the drive-in.
Is alcohol allowed at the drive-in?
All alcoholic beverages – wine, beer, liquor, etc., are prohibited at the drive-in. We reserve the right to notify the local police if it appears that any of our patrons are under the influence.
Do you offer refunds if it rains?
The Delsea Drive-In shows movies in the rain. No refunds are rendered if it rains. The only time a refund would be offered is if we had to terminate the show due to extreme weather conditions or irreparable technical malfunctions.
Is there a live person to talk to if I call the Delsea Drive-In?
Our phone system is really just set up to offer information on the weekly schedule. We cannot answer the calls. If you need assistance while attending, please seek the assistance of any staff member in the field (wearing a glow-in-the-dark vest) or come to our restaurant/concession building and ask any of the staff members for assistance. If you are not present, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your question. Most answers can be found at our website.
Can I come into the drive-in after a movie has started or leave before it ends?
You can come into the drive-in and leave at anytime during a movie. You must use only your parking lights if a movie is in progress. Daytime running lights must be dimmed either by engaging your emergency brake one notch or by physically covering your headlamps (for example, with cardboard).
Can I come for just one of the movies?
You can stay for just the first movie, arrive for just the second movie, or stay for the double feature: it's your choice.
Will I be allowed to re-enter the drive-in if I have left for some reason during the evening?
Normally, you would need to purchase new tickets at the Box Office upon re-entry. Due to our ONLINE TICKETS Only policy at this time, you will not be able to renter after you leave the drive-in field unless online tickets are still available for purchase.
How do I listen to the movies?
We broadcast the movie sound/audio using FM radio signal. You can use your car's FM radio or you can bring a portable FM radio with you. We have some radios for rent but they go quickly. Radio rentals are exact cash only: $10 and require leaving a valid driver's license and card on file with us for the evening.
Will my car battery "die" because of using the car radio all evening?
Patrons are advised to turn their key to the "Accessory" position only. Most patrons do not experience a dead battery at evening's end. Jumps are provided to any patrons needing one.quickly.
Can we "run" our car if it rains, is too hot, is too cold?
Car engines can not be running. We would have an environmental nightmare on our hands to have a field full of cars running all evening. Momentary starts are okay but that is all. We have many patrons like to sit out on warmer evenings and would not appreciate breathing in another vehicle's fumes. In cooler weather, dress warm and bring blankets. We have plenty of hot food and beverages in our restaurant/concession.
Do you offer group discounts?
We do not offer any group discounts. We are under contractual agreements with the various studios to charge an agreed upon amount. Our admission prices are discounted for all of our patrons.
Can I sit outside of my vehicle to watch the movies? If so how can listen to the movie?
Patrons are welcome to bring in their own portable radios and lawn chairs if they so desire. Chairs must be placed in front of the vehicle and not beside the vehicle. We have a limited number of chairs available for rent. Please see a field or concession staff member regarding rental. Cash only, exact change: $ 4.00 and valid Driver's license on file.