One of Idaho’s Only Remaining Drive-Ins Announces Opening Weekend
The first day of spring is quickly approaching and with it comes an announcement Treasure Valley movie lovers have been waiting for! Drive-in season in Parma is almost here!
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down traditional movie theaters all over the country, drive-in theaters saw a major resurgence in 2020. Not only did they give families a fun way to escape their living rooms, they helped some movies regain the top spot at the box office decades after they were originally released. For many, 2020 was the first time they ever experienced a drive-in movie experience.
Whether you're new to the drive-in or have been enjoying drive in movies your entire life, get excited because Parma Motor-Vu has confirmed via their Facebook group that their opening day will be Friday, April 9. The season opens with Tom and Jerry and Godzilla vs Kong.
Sure, both of those movies will be streaming on HBO Max but do you know what you're living room doesn't have? Authentic movie style popcorn made in the drive-in's original popcorn machine from when Parma Motor-Vu opened in 1953. The concession stand also offers a large selection of your favorite movie candies, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pizza, nachos and more!
To keep up to date with the current movies, we suggest joining the Parma Motor-Vu's public Facebook Group. Karen Cornwell, who's family has owned the theater since it opened in 1953, always pins the upcoming movies to the "Announcements" section of the group.
You can find the nostalgic drive-in at 29522 US 95 in Parma. Ticket prices vary:
- Kids 3 and under: Free
- Kids 4-11: $3
- Adults 12-61: $8
- Seniors 62+: $7