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.

FLEA MARKET will be closed temporarily.

About Us

All the Perks


Why the Drive-In

  • Two great movies for one low price
  • 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.
  • 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.


2133 Hwy 30E  Athens, Tennessee 37303

(423) 263-2632



Things to Know


  • Adults (12 and up) $8
  • 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.


  • 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 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. ($10 Food Pass now available)
  • Do not leave the property and try to re-enter.
  • Do not order food to be delivered here.
  • 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

September 22-23 (Friday-Saturday)

Corpse Bride & The Nun 2

CORPSE BRIDE (playing time: 1h 14m) will start around 7:50.  THE NUN 2 (playing time: 1h 50m) will follow after a brief intermission. Box office and snack bar open at 6:30 p.m.


  • Adults (12 and up) $8
  • Kids (4-11) $5
  • Kids (3 and under) FREE

Corpse Bride (pg)
Showtime: 7:50 PM

Corpse Bride - Swingin' Midway Drive-In Athens, TN

The Nun 2 (r)
Showtime: 9:10ish PM

The Nun 2 - Swingin' Midway Drive-In Athens, TN

Coming Next

Movies Coming Next

September 29-30 (Friday-Saturday)

Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie & Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

  • Adults (12 and up) $8
  • Kids (4-11) $5
  • Kids (3 and under) FREE

PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie (PG)

Paw Patrol - Swingin' Midway Drive-In Athens, TN

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (pg13)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Swingin' Midway Drive-In Athens, TN

Coming Soon

Movies Coming Soon

The Boogeyman (pg13)

The Boogeyman - Swingin' Midway DriveIn Athens, TN

Elemental (pg)

Elemental - Swingin' Midway Drive-In Athens, TN