Time to roll up your windows, folks, because one of the Bayou City's first drive-in movie theaters is hitting its brakes. Rooftop Cinema Club’s Drive-in at Sawyer Yards will show its last movie on November 29.*Sob* But don’t worry movie-lovers, the drive-in theater company is already scouting out a new Houston location to replace it.

“While we’re going to miss the home of our first U.S. drive-in, we’re really excited about the possibilities a new venue can bring,” Gerry Cottle, owner and founder of Rooftop Cinema Club, told Houstonia. “It will be especially welcome as we enter the holiday season and are looking for a fun but socially distant outing over the coming months.”

The Drive-in at Sawyer Yards opened its car doors in May with a screening of Grease, and quickly rolled its way into our hearts, becoming a much-needed source of fun during our pandemic summer vacation.

Even as the Drive-in rolls up its windows for this temporary hiatus, it’s still offering a fantastic final slate of showings that will show the Sawyer Yards location off in style. In addition to old classics and modern favorites, the Drive-in will screen two new 2020 releases, The Secret: Dare to Dream (November 17) and The Broken Hearts Gallery (November 19) and will also celebrate National Princess Day with a showing of Disney’s The Princess and the Frog on November 18 (attendees are encouraged to dress in full royal regalia).

And since it's officially November, there’s a selection of holiday favorites, ranging from the family friendly Elf to romantic favorite Love Actually and comedy classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  

Tickets range from $28 to $35, depending on your choice of view. Rooftop Cinema Club’s Drive-In at Sawyer Yards2301 Summer St. More info at rooftopcinemaclub.com See the remaining final slate of films below.

Rooftop Cinema Club’s Drive-In at Sawyer Yards Final Schedule 

Nov 16: 

Save the Last Dance
John Wick

Nov 17

Thor: Ragnarok
The Secret: Dare to Dream

Nov 18:  

The Princess and the Frog (National Princess Day)
The Wedding Singer

Nov 19

The Broken Hearts Gallery 

Nov 20: 

Back to the Future
Jurassic World

Nov 21: 

Hook (A Family Affair weekender)
Step Brothers (A Family Affair weekender)

Nov 22:  

The Incredibles (A Family Affair weekender)
The Birdcage (A Family Affair weekender + Community Screening)

Nov 23: 

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Nov 24: The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Avengers

Nov 27: 

Elf (Black Friday and Holiday Kick-Off)
Friday After Next

Nov 28: 

Home Alone
Love Actually

Nov 29:

The Nightmare Before Christmas
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Community Screening)

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