Drive In FAQ | Epic Theatres

Drive In FAQ

 

I don't see any speakers in your fields.  How do I receive the sound?
We feature a state-of-the-art theatre sound system, which broadcasts to your car in FM STEREO. Use your car's FM radio (set your ignition to the accessory only position). Nearly all portable FM radios work very well at the drive-in, and you're welcome to bring them along.  

Do you guys "stream" the movie sound so we can listen with our smart phones?
We get asked this a lot.  Short answer  is no.  Because the audio and picture of the movie are synchronized together and played instantaneously, by the time we uploaded the sound via the internet and it was then streamed back to you, it would introduce about a 7-10 second delay in the audio where the sound didn't match the mouths moving on the screen. 

Can I consume alcohol at the drive-in?
Open consumption of alcoholic beverages is not allowed on the property. If our staff observes you with alcoholic beverages, we will kindly ask that you leave the theatre. If you appear to be intoxicated, under 21 and "under the influence" or indulging in any "illegal substances", it's highly likely we'll ask the Police Department  to stop by for a visit.

SMOKING - While we currently do not ban smoking on the theatre grounds, we kindly ask all of our patrons who do smoke to be mindful of those around you, especially families with young children.  There is NO SMOKING allowed in the concession stand lobby or the restrooms.  For those patrons that wish to smoke, please use the ash tray in your vehicle, or the urns located outside of the concessions stand for your butts.  Please do not throw them on the ground.

 

·  What about us folks who are hearing impaired?
In 2014 the US Department of Justice enacted a new laws to be placed upon movie theatres to require them to provide "Closed Captioned" audio devices in each auditorium for patrons who are hearing impaired.   Within the confines of an indoor theatre, the technology works perfect, however since there are so few drive-ins left in the country, there are currently no equipment manufacturers making closed caption devices for the drive-in theatre industry.  In the rule making notice, the Department of Justice has EXEMPTED drive-in theatres in their definition of "movie theatre" because the technology simply does not exist, and it is doubtful that it ever will be.

 

 

·  All animals must be under your direct control and responsibility at all times. They must be on leash and secured in your vehicle. Animals are not allowed in the snack bar lobby or restrooms.

·  You must be in control of your lights, and they must be off while you're parked.
If you cannot extinguish a light, you must cover it. We recommend that you bring some brown paper or dark plastic and masking tape and carefully covering your lights before entering - please remember to remove the covering before you exit the theatre making sure that you are facing away from the screen when you are doing so. There may also be instructions on turning off your daytime running lights in your car's operating manual.
Other distracting lights on and inside your vehicle, including strobes, neon, video displays and TV sets should also be turned off.

·  Obscene language or profanity WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

·  LASER POINTERS ARE FORBIDDEN anywhere in this theatre.

·  No Barbecue grills or other cooking equipment.