Know Before You Go
Just 90-minutes from Seattle by car and ferry, the Blue Fox Drive-In Theatre is located on the north end of Whidbey Island, in Oak Harbor, Washington. The theater operates all year long: every day in the summer and every weekend during the rest of the year.
It's best to arrive by the time the gates open, at 4 p.m., especially in the summer, if you want to get a good space up front. Though the movies won't start until after dark, there is plenty to do at the Blue Fox while you wait, including go-kart racing and an extensive video game arcade.
The Blue Fox doesn't allow outside food or drinks, but the well-stocked snack bar, which includes a selection of retro sodas, has plenty of options for everyone.
If you're planning a trip to Whidbey Island to go to the Blue Fox, don't miss Deception Pass, just 20 minutes north. It is the most visited state park in Washington, and the views from the pass can't be beat. You can access Whidbey Island by driving across Deception Pass on the north end of the island, or you can take a ferry to the south end of the island from Mukilteo, Washington.