Swingin' Midway Drive-IN

We are not affiliated, in any way, with any restaurants in the area.
We only exist by the support of sales in our concession stand.


Swingin' Midway Drive-In Online Tickets

You can now buy tickets online! Click the button for more info!

Swingin' Midway Drive-In Online Tickets

Food Deliveries Not Allowed!

About Us

All the Perks


Why the Drive-In

  • Stereo Sound from your car radio!! Turn it up or down – just the way YOU like it!
  • Comfy seating in your own car! Bring pillows and blankets. It’s like having a big screen with the comforts of home! Plus, the little ones can stretch out and sleep in the back seat!
  • You control the climate in your own car!! Never too hot or too cold!
  • Kids 3 and under are FREE!

Stereo Sound – FM 92.1

  • Listen in stereo from your car or ANY battery-operated FM radio.
  • We have a limited number of radios for rent at the snack bar. (Bring your driver’s license.)
  • We have a new FM transmitter! The sound is great!

Snack Bar

We go way beyond popcorn and candy! The snack bar opens as soon as the gate opens. It remains open until the movie is almost over or about 15 minutes into the second movie, if there are two features. Come early! Find your favorite parking spot. Have dinner with the family, and let the kids enjoy the playground before the movie starts. *The menu will be added to the website soon!

Giant Playground

  • The playground is now open.
  • All children on the playground must have a parent or guardian with them.
  • Use at your own risk.
  • Parents, by allowing your kids to use the playground, you assume all risks of injury, including those associated with the COVID-19 virus.
  • The Playground closes when the movie starts so the noise from the playground will not bother other guests while they enjoy the movie.


2133 Hwy 30E  Athens, Tennessee 37303

(423) 263-2632



Things to Know


  • Adults (12 and up) $9
  • Kids (4-11) $5
  • Kids (3 and under) FREE
  • YES! We do accept cards at the box office and the snack bar. A $.50 charge will be added to all digital payments.


  • Do not drive faster than 5 M.P.H. and please watch for children!
  • Park as close to the pole as possible to allow room for two cars between the poles.
  • You are more than welcome to back into a parking spot.
  • If you open your hatch to sit in the back, please bring a rope to tie the hatch level with the top of the car.
  • Chairs are welcome, but please sit in front of your car rather than beside it to allow for another car to park there.
  • LIGHTS OFF! If your parking lights stay on, please cover them during the movie.
  • If you plan to run your car during the movie, please make sure that you can turn your lights off.
  • It may seem like a simple thing, but please make sure you take your foot off the brake, so the people behind you will have an enjoyable experience.


  • Pets are welcome. Please keep them on a leash or inside your vehicle.
  • If they potty, please be kind and scoop so others do not have to spend their night out cleaning their shoes.
  • No pets in the snack bar unless it is a service animal.


  • Do not bring outside food. (We do  understand that some people have allergies or prefer to bring their own food, so a $10 Food Pass is now available for those who choose to bring outside food.) Food passes are available for purchase at the ticket booth. You do not have to purchase a food pass to buy concessions from our snack bar. The food pass is only necessary if you are bringing in outside food.
  • Do not leave the property and try to re-enter.
  • Do not order food to be delivered here.
  • Do not leave your children unattended on the playground.
  • Be courteous to others. They are out for an enjoyable evening.
  • Place all trash in a trash receptacle. They are positioned all over the lot and near the exit.

Now Showing

Movies Now Showing

July 26-27 (Friday-Saturday)

Twisters & Bad Boys: Ride or Die

DESPICABLE ME 4 (playing time: 2h 2m) starts at dusk followed by Bad Boys: Ride or Die (playing time: 2h 20m)

Gate and Concessions open at 7:00
  • Adults (12 and up) $9
  • Kids (4-11) $5
  • Kids (3 and under) FREE

Twisters (PG13)

Twisters - Swingin' Midway Drive In Athens, TN

bad boys: ride or die (r)

Bad Boys - Swingin' Midway Drive In Athens, TN

These tickets are for the

Swingin’ Midway Drive-In

Located in Athens, TN

Terms and Conditions

Online Ticketing 

booking fee

All online sales include a $1.50 booking fee per ticket (charged by the online ticketing company).

no refunds – no rainchecks

all sales are final

Make sure you purchase the right number of tickets for the CORRECT day. Tickets are only valid for the date shown on the ticket.

If you’re unsure, tickets can be purchased in person at the theatre’s box office.

One transaction per vehicle

Your online ticket purchase grants your vehicle and its ticketed occupants entrance into the theatre.


Your online ticket guarantees a parking space for your vehicle, however, it does not guarantee your favorite parking space.  Individual parking spaces are on a first-come, first-serve basis.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

Redeem Online Tickets at the Box Office

Pre-sale tickets MUST be redeemed at the drive-in box office on the date of the show.  For special events or “Big Movies,” you may want to arrive early to avoid long lines entering the gate.

Booking Collection Code

You will receive proof of ticket(s) purchase in an email. Print or screenshot the collection (QR) code from the email. Have the code ready to scan as you go through the box office drive-thru. You should have ONE QR code per vehicle that will include all the tickets purchased for those riding in the car. Additional tickets can be purchased at the gate if needed.