The Mahoning Drive-in TheaterLehighton, PA, United States The Mahoning Drive-in TheaterLehighton, PA, United States

2023 Season Opener (Wizard of Oz & Willy Wonka)

By Mahoning Drive-in Theater (other events)

2 Dates Through Apr 29, 2023

Attention!! The Mahoning is back for our 74th season!

Announcing the 2023 Mahoning Drive-In Theater season opener: our annual trip back in time with two beloved family classics, THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) and WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971)!

On April 28-29, we present our traditional opening double feature, a time for friends and family to come together and celebrate classic cinema under the stars with two films so many of us grew up with, from annual TV broadcasts to early home video, filled with pure imagination that took us over the rainbow to magical lands filled with sparkling wonders.

On Friday night, we join Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion as they dodge the Wicked Witch in search of THE WIZARD OF OZ.  Then, after a brief intermission, everyone gets a Golden Ticket to enter the tasty, tantalizing (and occasionally terrifying) world of WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, the most musically munchable movie of all time!

**This year, due to popular demand, we’ll be flipping the order of films on Saturday night, starting off with WILLY WONKA and winding up in OZ, to allow our younger (and/or sleeper) patrons to see Gene Wilder do his thing at an earlier hour.

In addition to both films presented in glorious 35mm, we’ll have a live DJ set before the films, themed décor and photo ops, costumed characters, special themed food items, raffles and one lucky winner each night who’ll find a Golden Ticket in their popcorn, redeemable for fabulous Wonka-worthy prizes!

Plus vintage 35mm family film trailers and snack bar ads before each film!

Gates open at 6pm, show starts at dusk.

..And Attention Families..

Special Kids Pricing: $8 General Ticket. For this event we will also be offering FREE Extended Passes for children under 13 (must have General Ticket)!  As always, Children 4 and under are FREE;)

General Ticket: $10 (per person) - General+Extended Pass: $20 (per person)

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All events are Rain or Shine. No refunds or transfers.