Drive into nostalgia at the New Normal Drive-In

Looking for something get out and do after months of staying home? Here’s something you can do that is safe and fun for the whole family. The New Normal Drive-In will be open three nights for six different nostalgic features. A giant movie screen will be erected Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31 for an old-fashioned drive-in with all the appropriate social distancing!


The drive-in will be in Shreveport at Texas Avenue and Milam Street, behind the First United Methodist Church. There will be cones and Shreveport Police officers helping with traffic entry. Their giant LED movie screen is far superior to the typical blow-up screens; the images will be much more colorful, sharper and more vibrant. They will be vibrant and visible even before the sun goes down. Sound for the movies will be via car radios. You will be told which FM channel to tune your car radio to when you arrive.

Tickets are $25 per car per movie and can only be purchased online. Only 100 tickets will be available per showing, so get yours quickly HERE. Ticket sales will close at noon the day of each showing (or when the movies sell out) and no tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, May 29
6 pm — Wall-E
9:30 pm — Beverly Hills Cop

Saturday, May 30
6 pm — Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
9:30 pm  — Jaws

Sunday, May 31
6 pm — The Goonies
9:30 pm — Caddyshack

But the fun doesn’t stop there. Tasty food options will be available each night, courtesy of Abby Singer’s Bistro and Retro Down Town Cafe. All meals are $10, and there are add-on options, too.

Retro Down Town Cafe

Organic Chicken Salad Wrap and chips – $10
Zesty Chicken Salad Wrap and Chips – $10
Club Turkey and Bacon Wrap and Chips – $10.
Chips and Salsa – $5
Banana Pudding Cups – $4
Chocolate Chunk Cookie – $2.50
Walnut Brownie – $3.50
Bag of Popcorn – $1
Soft Drinks – $2

You can order by calling Retro in advance 318-429-9335

Abby Singer’s Bistro

Chicken Caesar Wrap with potato chips or a fruit cup
& canned soda or bottled water – $10

Portabella Mushroom Wrap with potato chips or a fruit cup
& canned soda or bottled water- $10.

Orders for the Bistro must be placed through this link HERE

No food will be available to purchase the night of the movies so you must pay for it in advance.

But wait, there’s even more! Attendees are encouraged to dress up like characters in the movie and take  selfies in their vehicles. Selfies tagged with #beafanofSB will pop onto the giant LED screen during intermission and a selfie winner will be given a Family Membership to Sci-Port Discovery Center (valued at $250).

In addition, each movie night the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra Conductor Michael Butterman will lead what we believe is the first-ever ‘car horn symphony’ in the U.S. along with some smart phone symphonies so every car will be able to participate.

The Drive-In parking lot will open one hour prior to each showing. No motorcycles or motor homes will be allowed, but cars and trucks are welcome. To adhere to social distancing guidelines, only specific parking spaces will be allowed to be used- these will be marked with large round stickers. Spots are not reserved, they are first come, first served. A port-a-let restroom will be available, along with hand sanitizer, Lysol spray and a handwashing station.

For more information, see their website HERE.

For more things to do while maintaining social distance, check out this page.

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