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We all know summer days in July are some of the hottest temperatures we see in Texas. Sometimes the summer sun can be unbearable, so we retreat indoors. When the sun goes down, get outside and enjoy your summer nights under the starts with a drive in movie.

While many Hill Country drive in movie theaters have shuttered, like Mission in San Antonio and Moonlighter in Pearsall, two are still left showing films: Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In in Austin and Stars and Stripes Drive-In in New Braunfels.

Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In, located just east of downtown Austin on 51st Street, is the first and only urban drive-in with only 50 car slots per showing. The theater concentrates on indie films, art house, cult, Gen X/Y, childhood favorites and drive-in classics. July movies at Blue Starlite include Back to the Future (7/2), Independence Day (7/4), The Never Ending Story and The Goonies (7/10 and 7/11), Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (7/15), Grease The Sing Along (7/16), Raising Arizona and Wild At Heart (7/17) and The Princess Bride and Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (7/18). The general admission per person is $5 and if you want to drive-in, you can then add a car slot for just $15 and tune in through your FM radio.

If you’re looking for new releases, check out Stars and Stripes Drive-In in New Braunfels, complete with 3 screens. During summer months, the theater is open daily and shows 3 double features. July new releases include Terminator Genisys, Minions, Pan and Pixels. Adult tickets are $8 and kids ages 4-11 are $5. Arrive at least an hour before showtime for the full experience and visit the 50’s Cafe for rockin’ eats and tasty treats.

Cool down and relax at these drive-in movie theaters.