Frequently Asked Questions

Q: COVID-19 General Info

A: Blue Grass Drive-In is now open. We are following the state of Iowa’s social distancing guidelines. Things are moving a little slower as we are limiting the number of guest in the concession building at one time. The concession stand is offering the full menu, and the bathrooms are open.

Come early because the closer we get to the movies the longer the lines.

Q: When are you open?

A: The Blue Grass Drive-In Theater is open from March through the end of October. March-May and late August – October we are open ONLY Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Late May to Early August we are open 7 days a week!

Q: When does the ticket booth open, can I buy tickets ahead of time?

A: The ticket booth opens at 7 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday — 6 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. During the summer months, it’s encouraged that you arrive as early as possible to avoid long lines and receive a great parking spot! Tickets are available here on our website by clicking the “Events Calendar” tab. Online prepaid tickets DO NOT guarantee a specific parking spot.

Q: How do I hear the movie?

A: The sound is transmitted through an FM frequency. Each screen will broadcast the correct station to tune your radio to around 45 minutes before the show starts. You are more than welcome to bring your own portable radio. If your radio doesn’t work, we have radios for rent in the concession stand. To rent you must provide a photo ID for deposit and $5.

Q: What if there is rain in the forecast?

A: We always hope for great weather but we all know mother nature has her own idea. With that being said we are open rain or shine! Unless there is a power outage or no customers by the end of the first movie, we will be open for you to enjoy movies!

Q: How much does it cost to see the movies?

A: Our pricing is for a double feature showing, which means you get 2 for 1! Adult admission: $10, Children ages 12-4: $5 and children under the age of 3 are free! We accept cash and all major credit cards in the ticket booth and concession stand. No checks, please.

A: DISCOUNT DAY PRICING — $7 for Adults and $3 for Kids every Sunday.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: You sure can as long as you keep your dog on a leash and clean up after them!

Q: Can I see your Menu?

A: Our menu is available online here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/reeltoreel/menu/

Q: Can I bring my own food and drinks?

A: NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK IS ALLOWED. Our concession stand is full of tasty food and snacks for you to enjoy! The concession stand is the best way to support our business! We accept cash, debit and credit cards.

Q: Do I have to stay and watch both movies?

A: No you are welcome to leave after the first movie ends. Admission is still the same. The gate closes 30 minutes after the first movie finishes.

Q: UH oh, my car is dead, help?

A: No worries! We have a battery jump pack inside the concession stand. One of our employees will kindly assist you to get your car back up and running again!

Q: Can I switch screens at intermission: watch two movies on different screens?

A: We cannot allow screen switching. Your ticket purchase provides you admission to the one double feature presentation on only one screen. You’re welcomed to purchase additional tickets for the same night for a second movie if you’d like.

Q: Can I smoke?

A: NO. Per the Iowa Smokefree Air Act, no smoking is allowed on our property. Smoking is allowed inside your vehicle or out on the main road.

Q: Can I put something up on the screen? (proposal or birthday)

A: You sure can. A 48-hour notice is required so that we have enough time to put your request into that night’s lineup. We also offer birthday party packages ranging from the $10 “Slide on screen” to the $225 “Awards Show” package. More information about all of the packages are available by clicking the “Birthday Packages” tab on the website.

Q: We forgot our lawn chairs, do you have any we can borrow?

A: We have lawn chairs available for rent inside the concession stand for $3.00 plus a photo ID. We also offer blankets for rent at the same price/conditions.