We could think of worse things than being stranded at the drive-in with Danny Zuko this summer! Maybe it’s because of the 1950s movie Grease, or maybe it’s just because it’s an awesome experience, but there’s something about the drive-in that reminds us what it feels like to fall in love for the very first time.

It’s true the warm summer air and starry nights combine perfectly for a romantic experience. Throw in a bag of popcorn and maybe a few kisses (the chocolate kind!) and you may fall in love here. Head to the drive-in this summer and resurrect your love for a good old-fashioned drive-in experience (and maybe each other).

Movies Under the Stars in Port Elmsley 

333 Port Elmsley Rd., Perth

Opened in 1953 and located mid-way between Smiths Falls and Perth, the Port Elmsley Drive-in looks like it could have been the original set for Grease. You’ll want to get there early to get your perfect spot, and then sit and watch the stars appear one by one, while the air cools and the world slows down, just a little. Visit their website to check what’s coming up on their schedule.

Insider's Tip:

Visit a local eatery in Smiths Falls and pick up some Asian fusion from Boomtown or something sweet and savoury like a sandwich from C'est Tout Bakery  and stop for a bite to eat beside the Rideau Canal before the show or bring it with you!

Starlight at the Skylight in Pembroke

199 Forest Lea Rd., Pembroke

Located just a few minutes from Pembroke, you can pick up a meal to go before you head for the drive-in or pack some snacks to bring with you. After more than 65 years showing films, this drive-in has stories to tell, and the sweet and salty scent of popcorn practically hovers in the air. 

Insider's Tip:

Stop by Joe’s Family Pizzeria in Pembroke for some gooey delicious pizza with all the toppings and dine while you watch. Or if you’re in the mood for something sweet try artisanal gelato from Farmstead Cheesehouse .