The Blue Fox Drive-in Theater is Worth the Price of Admission
As a kid I spent many-a-day waiting for dusk to settle upon the farmlands in the outskirts of Oak Harbor to watch the opening credits roll across the Blue Fox Drive-in Theater screen. For a kid in a small town there was no greater bighearted adventure then go-karts and a double feature running against the backdrop of a wide-open night sky. Butter soaked popcorn, a brick of curly fries in hand and staying up all night. It was what summer was all about.
Blue Fox Drive-in has been in Operation since 1959
The Blue Fox Drive-in was originally opened in 1959 yet this theater is anything but antiquated. They have survived the end of the drive-in era. The Blue Fox has even endured a windstorm in the late 90’s that completely wiped out their viewing screen. Through the decades they have continued to rebuild and bring modern fun to a nostalgic bit of Whidbey Island history. So, what continues to drive customers to their lot?
The Blue Fox Continues to Grow while Keeping Activities Affordable
Admission is low. Cash prices currently run from free to $6.50 per person depending on your age bracket. Though, the Blue Fox has more than just movies to offer. The drive-in also has go-karts, an arcade, a snack bar and even a beer garden named the Backlot Tavern. But that’s not where the movie magic stops. In the past they have also hosted fun events like a 4th of July fireworks show, glow-karting, hosted the Christmas Village, and trunk-o-treating. Moreover, the Blue Fox Drive-in is well-behaved dog and responsible dog owner friendly. They even offer overnight camping to protect their patrons from nodding off on their drive home after a late night showing.
The Show MUST Go On!
To round things up. Whether you drive solo, bring a date, your family or your pet, Blue Fox Drive-in Theater is a lively piece of Americana that should be on your list of to-do activities! From the comfort of your own car you can control your experience separate from other moviegoers. They have great food too! They even rent radios and keep a battery jumper onsite to help keep customer cars in running order. The drive-in is open year-round so if you are looking for something fun to do in the evenings give it a try. The Blue Fox is a true Oak Harbor gem and deserves your business!
Please Visit the official website for the Blue Fox Drive-in Theater for current prices, rules and camping information!
You can also check them out on Facebook or Instagram @bluefoxdrivein.
Blog written by Kerriann Jenkins