Dinner and a Show at the Tri-Way Drive-In Theater

Cars at the Tri-Way Drive-In Theater.

Drive-in movie theaters offer a unique movie-going experience. You get great night-time views of the sky while enjoying a fine flick. The endurance of these theaters in the face of fancy hi-tech cinemas is a testament to their perennial popularity. Here’s how to get the most from the Tri-Way Drive-In Theater, located less than an hour from our apartments in Granger.

Find your Drive-In Theater

Granger is fortunate to host a number of drive-in movie utopias. Our local theater, the Tri-Way Drive-In, is just north of Plymouth. It has been hosting Hoosier movie nights since 1953. One ticket gets you two movies, so you’re sure to have a great movie experience. The latest blockbusters dominate, of course. However, the theater rounds out its selection with some retro favorites and crowd-pleasers. There’s something for everyone.

Like all movie theaters, the Tri-Way Drive-In’s main income comes from concessions. So, be sure to support the family-owned kitchen on-site. It serves up Chicago-style hot dogs, Bosco sticks, and, of course, hot buttered popcorn. Based on the Health Department’s current guidelines, the owners ask that only one person (per vehicle) places food orders. Presently, the dining area and playground are closed.  

You can also bring in your own snacks and treats. However, you may have to pay a small fee.

Bring Homemade Treats for a Picnic

Summer picnic options are endless. You can pack the cooler with a couple of favorites, like chicken salad sandwiches, corn on the cob, leftover pot roast, and fresh watermelon. Remember to pack the Doritos and soda, too. If you don’t feel like cooking, check our blog for information about local pizzerias.

Order Takeout From the Prized Pig Barbecue

If all else fails, BBQ is a summer staple. It travels well and always tastes great with old-school lemonade or a beer. If you’re going to Tri-Way, there’s a tiny gem of a barbecue joint called The Prized Pig on the way south. It offers a popular sandwich called “The Squealer,” filled with pulled pork and tangy bourbon barbecue sauce. The whole sandwich is topped with mac and cheese, fried onions, and coleslaw.

Plus, the cornbread is honey golden in color and sweet, with just the right crisp around the edges. Be sure to call (574) 387-5624 for takeout orders — this popular restaurant sometimes runs out of popular items on weekends.

Add Dessert for a Great All-Around Experience

Dari Fair is a local ice cream parlor, beloved by all for more than a decade. A sweet treat is a perfect finish for any movie-watching adventure. This shop offers 50 flavors of soft-serve ice cream, from white cake batter to pink lemon sour. You can get your ice cream in a cone, a shake, or a root beer float. Ice cream not your style? Try one of the signature fruit smoothies.  

Whatever you decide to munch on, the Tri-Way Drive-In Theater offers great summer fun for everyone. In addition, our Main Street Village blog offers great ideas for safe year-round fun in our community. For more information about our premium living spaces and amenities, contact us today.

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