Tucson, AZ USA
TUNE TO FM 103.1

Frequently Asked Questions

Tucson's Drive-In Movie Theatre


Please only use the “North Entrance” off of Palo Verde Road.  We use the north parking lot (Lot 1) on a Thursdays and Sundays and the northwest lot (Lot 2) on Fridays see map below. If you enter a parking lot and do not see other cars or the screen, you’re probably in the wrong lot (south entrance)

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We have our volunteers scanning tickets and processing general admission at the north entrance to our lot – Please do not run over our cones and obey parking directions given by our volunteers this is to help keep bigger vehicles from parking in non large vehicle spots and reserved spots that were purchased online.


If you’re looking to get a great spot at the drive-in, arrive at least 20-30 minutes early. If you bring a large vehicle or hatchback that is likely to obstruct the view of others, you will have to park either at the sides or a few rows back. If a volunteer tells you that you have to move, it’s likely because you parked a large vehicle/hatchback near the center and are obstructing the view of others.


If you can’t make it to the event or are otherwise unhappy with your experience, we can process a refund for you. If you purchased a ticket online at our website cactusdrivein , send us a message or email if you can’t or didn’t make the event (we keep track of who purchased online and showed up via QR codes on tickets). Online refunds may be completed up to 3 days after the showing but please make sure you let a volunteer know b4 you leave that way they can record your ticket number for a refund . If you purchased a ticket at the gate or online you may talk to the ticket takers during the first 30 minutes of the event to get a refund if your unhappy with your experience. All refunds will be refunded back in the form they were purchased.

Movie Ratings



Recommended for All Ages to be admitted



Some Content may not be suitable for young Children



Some Content may be inappropriate for Children under 13



No One under 17 admitted unless accompanied by an Adult

Weather/Cancelled Events:

To prevent our equipment from being damaged, we will cancel a movie in the event of rain, heavy winds, or thunderstorms. If we do cancel an event, all purchased tickets will be refunded prior to the planned movie time. We also post updates across social media platforms & our website, so if it seems like it is going to rain, check up on our Facebook page or website at Cactusdrivein and send us a message if you’re wondering whether a movie will still be shown. As weather predictions are not always accurate, we may cancel an event during the same day it will be shown.


Hosting drive-in movie events is costly, and as Cactus Drive-In Theatre expands, the costs become exponential. For example, a large screen requires very pricey equipment compared to what we are currently using. A projector that can play the newest movies costs tens of thousands and requires a new kind of license. While drive-in movie events can raise some money and keep the community happy, we will be looking for donations and investors to help us create a drive-in theater at a permanent location. If you are looking to donate, become an investor, or help us find a better location, feel free to contact us!