I LOVE Drive In Theaters! They are, in my opinion, the epitome of Family Friendly entertainment! They have also been, for almost 15 years, about the only way I can see a movie! I don’t know why, but Cinemark and AMC won’t allow you to strap your baby in their car seat during the movie!
We made the drive out to The Galaxy Drive In in Ennis to fill my movie watching needs tonight, and I’ve got some great Mommy Tips to help you make the most of your visit!
1. Number One Reason to visit the Galaxy Drive In is pictured right here!
Yep, the Galaxy is the ONLY Drive In I know that still has old fashioned metal speaker boxes to attach to your car window! Of course, you can also use your car stereo, but I love that one day my kids will see a picture of this in a history book, and know what it is!
My husband purchased one of the big wireless speakers from Sams (I think), and we take it with us to the drive in so we can hear while sitting outside of our car!
2. Know Before You Go
The Galaxy is open 365 days a year, and does not close for rain!
No outside food or drinks are allowed.
Bring camping chairs to sit outside your car during the movie.
No RV’s or trailers are allowed, which is a bummer because we often have our boat on the back while traveling up and down I-45, and have often thought about stopping. Isn’t that what the back row is for? (It’s a joke, I was young once, I know what the back row at the Drive In is for…)
3. The Movies
Usually, the movies we go see are family friendly. However, we went to watch Unbreakable, which was a terrific movie but not at all appropriate for my 7-year-old! We were able to set he and his sister up with a bunch of blankets and pillows, and a big bag of popcorn in the back of our suburban with a movie they wanted to watch on their portable DVD player!
4. The Snackbar
There are 2 snack bars at the Galaxy, which offer traditional snack bar food like burgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, etc. They do take credit cards.
No outside food or drinks are allowed. No, they don’t check your car, but it’s a nice idea to support their snack bar!
During slower days, only one of the two snack bars are open.
5. Miniature Golf
During the summer, they have a miniature golf course open to the public! In fact, you can play without purchasing a ticket to the movie!
It’s only open during daylight hours, and closes when the movies begin!
Arrive early enough to get a good parking spot, then walk out to play and return to your car to watch your movies!
Children under 3 play for FREE!
More To Do in Ennis
High View Park on Bardwell Lake is one of 4 lakefront parks operated by the Army Corp. of Engineers that offer camping, boating, swimming and hiking. Click HERE to read more.
Bluebonnet Park has a great fishing pond, hiking trail, playground and ball fields. Click HERE for more information.
Firehouse Grill in downtown Ennis is a wonderful small town restaurant! The chicken fried steak was terrific, as was the homemade buttermilk pie! The staff was terrific, too! It’s the go-to place after a day at the park or before a movie at the Galaxy! Click HERE to visit their website.
Dinner and a movie couldn’t be better, unless it’s at the Galaxy Drive In! Every movie is a double feature, and they even have a putt putt course during the summer for before the movies! Click HERE for more information.
The Galaxy Drive In
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