Swingin' Midway Drive-IN

Open for the 2024 Season Friday, March 22!!

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.

FLEA MARKET CLOSED

Swingin' Midway Drive-In Online Tickets

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

Employment Opportunity

We will be hiring for the 2024 Season. If you are interested:

  • Click the link to download the application.
  • Print and fill
  • Scan or snap a photo
  • Email to cinema1@windstream.net

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 about 15 minutes into the second movie. 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.

Location

2133 Hwy 30E  Athens, Tennessee 37303

(423) 263-2632

 

Rules

Things to Know

 Paying

  • Adults (12 and up) $7
  • Kids (4-11) $5
  • Kids (3 and under) FREE
  • YES! We do accept cards at the box office and the snack bar. A .50 cent charge will be added to help minimize the expense of accepting digital payments.

Parking

  • Do not drive faster than 5 M.P.H. and please watch for children!
  • Park as close to the pole as you can 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

  • 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.

Please

  • Do not bring outside food. ($10 Food Pass now available)
  • 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 as well as one near the exit.

Now Showing

Movies Now Showing

April 12-13 (Friday-Saturday)

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (playing time: 1h 55m) will start around 8:15 p.m. The box office and snack bar open at 6:30 p.m.

  • Adults (12 and up) $7
  • Kids (4-11) $5
  • Kids (3 and under) FREE

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

(PG13)

Gozilla-KingKong - 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.

Parking

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.