Enjoy movies from the seat of your car


Kurt Batdorf

SUDDENLY, IT'S 1960 - As my wife and I settle in for the first showing of a double feature, the Blue Fox Drive-In plays "The Star Spangled Banner" to kick off the night's entertainment at sundown. The animated rocket to the moon certainly makes it feel like you're reliving the Space Age of the early 1960s.

Should you want to watch a first-run movie or two (or possibly three) from the comfort of your own car as Americans did decades ago, you'll need to hit the road for the Blue Fox Drive-In, just south of Oak Harbor on Highway 20 at Moore Landing Road.

Used to be that many American towns had a drive-in movie theater. Today, the Blue Fox is one of just five drive-ins left in all of Washington.

The Blue Fox Drive-In has been a Whidbey Island entertainment mainstay since 1960. In some ways, it still feels like 1960. The pre-movie film reels feature animated cups of soda and candy bars dancing h...

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