Drive-in at the Midway

Special Events Director

Kyndra Brewer
(865) 215-4248

400 Main St., Room 578
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Drive-in at the Midway

Drive-In at the Midway at Chilhowee Park is returning for two screenings this spring! Drive-In at the Midway is free, but reservations are required.

Our spring lineup includes:
Friday, March 26: “Zootopia” (PG, 2016)
Thursday, April 1: “Hop” (PG, 2011)

Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and movies begin at 8 p.m. Vehicles should enter at Gate 13, located on N. Beaman Street, between Magnolia and Martin Luther King Jr. avenues.

We are pleased to partner with the Knox County Public Library to present Drive-In at the Midway, Spring Edition. The drive-in format allows attendees to watch movies on the big screen while maintaining pandemic protocols. Each vehicle may bring in the number of passengers for which it is rated--one per seatbelt. Each reserved space includes an adjacent parking space to accommodate blankets or lawn chairs. Guests will need an FM radio to receive the film's audio from an FM transmitter.

How to make reservations

You will need to make reservations through the Library's website at
All movies are PG13 or less, but parents are encouraged to check the parental guides for their families. Check the FAQs below for important rules and tips.

Additional support for the screenings comes from: Visit Knoxville; Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center; Friends of the Library, which will distribute books to attendees; and Publix, which is providing free popcorn to each car that drives in.

Additional Information

  • No food or beverages will be available on site, so please plan accordingly and bring your own. No alcohol or grills are allowed. Restrooms will be available onsite; face masks are required.

  • Movie showings are “rain or shine” and any cancellations will be communicated via the ticketing system within 24 hours of the event.

  • Volunteers and staff will be on hand to assist you with parking your vehicles and any questions.

  • Cars may be placed based on your vehicle size.

  • A designated space next to your car will be available for lawn chairs.

  • Remember to bring a portable radio for sound if desired.

  • IMPORTANT: Entry will not be allowed once the show begins so please arrive early.