Beijing Drive-in theater

Plan your Beijing tour? If you are a drive-in fan, Beijing will not let you down. A drive-in theater is an outdoor cinema with a large movie screen and a large parking lot for automobiles.

People are able to watch movies from their cars with privacy and comfort. The first drive-in was created by Richard M. Hollingshead, Jr. in the United Stated. He opened the first drive-in theater in his backyard in New Jersey June 6, 1933. The drive-in quickly spread to the world and gained much popularity.

In Beijing there are two main drive-ins: Maple Drive-in Theater and Cowboy Drive-in Theater.

1. Maple Drive-in Theater (北京枫花园汽车电影院):

Add: 21 Liangmaqiao, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Booking hotline: 010-6432-9884 
Fax: 64319993
Opening time: open every day from 7:30 pm in Summer; 6:30pm in Winter. 
Admission:   CNY 100 (Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu); CNY150 (Fri, Sat and Sun)  per each vehicle. 
How to drive there: 1500m east of Yanshaqiao on the third ring road
Maple Drive-in Theater
2. Cowboy Drive-in Theater (牛仔汽车电影院)
Add: 2000m south of Carrefour., Tongzhou District. Beijing
Booking Hotline: 010-6153-9193 
Fax: 6153 9193
Opening time: 0pen at 7:30 pm in summer; 6:30pm in Winter
Admission: CNY100 (Wed, Thu and Sun) : CNY120 ( Fri and Sat ) per vehicle. 


Cowboy Drive-in Theater

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2 thoughts on “Beijing Drive-in theater

  1. Dear sir or madam,

    My name is Juliane Spaete. I’m currently working as a photo editor for
    Smart Magazine.

    We are working on an article about open air cinemas and we’ll feature
    The Maple Drive In in it.

    Would it be possible to get the image on your website in high resolution to
    support the article?

    Also do you have an English speaking contact for the Maple Drive In for me?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best wishes,
    Juliane Spaete


    M +49 176 222 90 364
    [email protected]

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