NEW BEDFORD (WBSM) — While movies can be enjoyed any time of the year, there's a certain magic in watching the latest release under the twinkling stars, a unique experience only a drive-in theater can offer.

Drive-in theaters were once a staple across the country.

However, their number has dwindled over the years, making the discovery of one feel like a rare and special find.

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Unfortunately, there aren't any drive-in theaters on the South Coast. Thankfully, a few nearby can suffice with a bit of traveling.

Mendon Twin Drive-in via Facebook
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We listed local drive-in theaters and some of their expectations, hoping to make future movie night decisions easier.

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Rustic Tri-View Drive-In: Smithfield, Rhode Island

Located at 1195 Eddie Dowling Highway, this outdoor theater is open Wednesdays through Sundays until August.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and admission is only $35 for cars, regular SUVs, and trucks (larger vehicles are an additional $10).

Mendon Twin Drive-In: Mendon, Massachusetts

Located on 35 Milford Street, this theater has two screens on 16 acres of land and is equipped with Dolby Digital Sound for the best experience.

There is an on-site snack bar with freshly popped popcorn and food ranging from pretzels, burgers, fried dough, and pizza. Adults 21+ can also enjoy the Pop's Beer Garden patio with six draft beers available.

The theater is open Sunday through Friday at 7 p.m., rain or shine.

The fee is $35 per carload.

Wellfleet Drive-In and Cinemas: Wellfleet, Massachusetts

This historic theater is in Cape Cod on State Highway on Route 6.

Prices are $15 per person. Kids 11 and under are $10, and littles under 3 get in for free. Advanced tickets and early arrival are suggested to snag the best view.

A snack bar is on-site, serving various foods such as burgers, hot dogs and ice cream.

With the theater located next to Wellfleet's Mini Golf, you'll also have admission to play a quick round of golf before or after the movie.

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