Jul 2, 2020 Communities

Where to See a Drive-in Movie + Concert in Omaha This Summer

Dim lighting, the smell of popcorn, the pure excitement of getting ready to see a much-anticipated flick—there’s just something so special about going to the cinema. But what with a pandemic and social distancing measures still in place, going to the movie theater just isn’t in the cards right now.

Luckily, there is a way to enjoy all the magic of a classic movie theater without putting yourself at risk! There just so happens to be a few drive-in movie theaters that call eastern Nebraska home along with a few local businesses that have transformed into outdoor movie destinations during the pandemic. And better yet, we rounded them all up and listed them here. So the next time you’re looking for a fun, safe family entertainment idea—check out one of these spots! Just remember to keep your distance and to try to get tickets as early as possible to ensure you can get a parking spot. Have fun!

Falconwood Park

905 Allied Road, Bellevue

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Falconwood Park in Bellevue is one of our favorite spots in Omaha. Not only does the park offer some of the best camping and outdoor recreation in the area, but you can also usually catch a drive-in movie in the warmer months! During the pandemic, Falconwood Park has pivoted to hosting live drive-in concerts to help support local musicians and bands throughout this difficult time.

Click here to see their July lineup—which includes incredible local acts like Jerry Pranksters and the Lucas Minor Band! Tickets to these events have been selling out quickly, so they recommend that you purchase yours as soon as possible. You may also want to follow them on Facebook to keep up with any updates on future events, including their eventual movie offerings!

 

Twin Creek Cinema

3909 Raynor Parkway, Bellevue


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Twin Creek Cinema in Bellevue is a great spot to catch a flick all year long. But over the past few months, they have been closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Luckily, they’ve recently set up a massive 49-by-20-foot screen outside the theater where they can now host drive-in movies!

The new “drive-in” opened on May 23 and plans to continue operating until restrictions loosen, providing a safe space for fun family entertainment. Click here for a list of upcoming showings! For the best experience, they ask that you try to order tickets in advance—they are selling like hotcakes—as well as maintain a distance between other guests at the theater. Hungry? They’ll also be selling concessions, soda and food which you can order through their app, website or on site.

 

Corner Kick Street Tacos & Tequila Cantina

13806 P Street, Omaha

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Photo courtesy of Corner Kick

Serving delicious tacos, Tex-Mex and more every single day, Corner Kick really does live by their motto: “Live every day like it’s Taco Tuesday.” But lately they’ve become known for more than their tasty tacos. In the wake of COVID-19 and social distancing, owner Paul McCrae has set up his own drive-in movie theater at the restaurant!

While they have gone on a drive-in hiatus for now, they plan to start it up again in September. Stay updated by following the Mexican-themed restaurant on Facebook. Once you get there, you can enjoy the film completely free—just make sure to get there early as it’s first-come, first-served—and can order food from either Corner Kick or Kinaara, a neighboring Indian restaurant, and have it brought out to your car.

 

The Quasar Drive-In

13427 North 300th Street, Valley

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Photo courtesy of The Quasar Drive-in Theater

The Quasar Drive-in Theater hasn’t started showing films just yet, but they plan to open in August. This new theater has been a dream of the new owners, Jeff and Jenny Karls, since they went to one on their honeymoon years ago and is soon coming to fruition about 40 minutes outside of Omaha.

The new theater will sit on 40 acres at Highway 36 and 300th Street, near U.S. Highway 275 between Valley and Fremont. They are starting with one 85-foot screen, which is large enough for 400-500 cars to watch, and plan to add another screen soon. As far as film offerings go, they’ll show first-run movies in double features Friday and Saturday nights and reserve Thursday for throwback showings.

For updates—and some funny movie-related posts—follow Quasar on Facebook! There, you can keep up with the building progress and join other excited Omahans in building up the theater hype.

 

It’s Showtime!

Because Omahans are so amazing, we’re sure that more makeshift theaters will be popping up soon. If you know of any that we missed, or you know of any other quar-entertainment that we should know about, let us know in the comments so we can add them to our list!

Jul 2, 2020 Communities
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