Frequently Asked Questions at Doc’s Drive In Theatre

Coming to the drive-in is such a wondrous experience that we get all kinds of questions from guests just like you. We kindly ask that you read our frequently asked questions (FAQ) below, as most often you’ll find your answer here! However, please contact us with any additional questions beyond this.

What is a drive-in theater?

A drive-in theater is a fully equipped movie theater that licenses films to be screened outdoors on a theater-sized screen. At Doc’s Drive In Theatre, we provide ample parking spaces, sound through your car radio, drinks, food, games and other entertainment.

What’s playing at the drive-in?

So many movies! Check out our schedule to find out.

How much does it cost to rent the movie theater?

A drive in movie theater rental costs a different amount depending on the length of stay and number of guests. Contact us to find out more about pricing!

Do you offer refunds?

All sales are final; absolutely no refund(s) will be provided, however your ticket does not expire, come by Doc's and we will coordinate another car slot at the movie of your choice.

Are you the closest drive-in movie theater?

Most likely! Doc’s Drive-In Theatre is in Buda, TX, just a short drive from the heart of Austin and the closest municipality. Buda is next door to the splendor of Austin, but is tucked away enough that the drive-in feels like a home away from home.

What time do your drive-in movies start?

We schedule movies to start as the sun sets. Times will vary depending on the state of Daylight Savings and the length of the movies we screen, but our movie schedule is always online and constantly updated. Check it out!

What should I bring to the drive-in?

We recommend bringing a full tank of gas and a car full of your friends and family along with:

  • Chairs
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Necessities (medicines, emergency items)

We have water available on site as well as food and beverages to enhance your movie experience.  As a restaurant establishment we are unable to allow any outside food and drinks, however we are equipped with beer, wine, delicious appetizers and superior grub!

Is your drive-in theater family and pet-friendly?

Yes - Most of our screenings are completely family friendly, but we recommend reviewing the content and rating of each movie before heading out to Doc’s Drive-In Theatre.

We also allow well-behaved animals on leashes to join you for your drive-in movie experience! Please remember to pick up after your animal so we can continue to keep the area clean and healthy for everyone to enjoy.

Do you serve food and drinks?

Yes – we provide food at Doc’s Diner and drinks at Mama Merlot’s. There’s something for everyone in your family, friend group, or even just for yourself!

If we have not answered your question, let us know and we’ll do our best to get you the answer!