Coyote Drive-In Theaters, a modern twist on an American classic, is opening its newest theater and canteen Friday at 1901 Midway Road in Lewisville.
With locations already in Leeds, Alabama and Fort Worth, the 35-acre Lewisville location is the trilogy of the Coyote Drive-In franchise. Opening night will feature new movies including “Jack Reacher,” Inferno,” “Ouija,” “Boo! A Madea Halloween,” “Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children,” “Storks,” “The Magnificent Seven,” “The Girl on the Train,” “Deep Water Horizon” and “Keeping Up with the Joneses.”
Currently boasting five screens featuring the highest quality digital projection and screen technology (four of which are over 75 feet wide and rise to 55 feet in the air), Coyote Drive-In Theaters plans to install a sixth screen by next year. Showing the latest feature movies, the drive-in theater accommodates over 1,500 cars. In the center of the grounds stands a Canteen – a restaurant and bar pavilion with indoor and outdoor covered seating for 300 guests, fitted with ten high-definition big-screen TVs – perfect for football, baseball and soccer game days.
Within the canteen area, patrons can enjoy hand-crafted pizza, burgers, wings and tenders from the full-service kitchen in one hand and the traditional concessions like giant pretzels, churros, popcorn, candy in the other. Coyote Drive-In comes complete with a Beer & Wine bar, featuring many craft beer favorites and frozen wineritas. Coyote also prepares Sno-Cones and Cotton Candy on site and has a Merchandise Shop. And to top it off, the theater is one of the first in Texas to carry Pepsi Spire 5.0 drink systems, a state-of-the-art refreshment dispenser with over one hundred Pepsi flavor combinations to choose from.
“We are not your grandparents’ drive-in theater. I have watched the evolution of the drive-in theater, and our modern twist on a wistful American pastime is something we take great pride in,” said Glenn Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of Coyote Theaters. “We are eager to share our larger-than-life entertainment and classic American fun with contemporary families, couples on date night and friends connecting. In our Fort Worth and Leeds locations, Guests often arrive an hour or two before the sun goes down to enjoy a great dinner, listen to fantastic music, let the kids play, then settle in for the finale of the evening --movie double-features under the stars. We’re so thrilled to offer that experience to our Lewisville, Plano, Carrollton, Frisco and Dallas neighbors.”
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and showings begin just after sunset, with two showings per screen per night. Ticket pricing is as follows: $7 for ages 12 and over, $5 for ages 5-11, and free for kids ages 4 and under. The dog-friendly theater also offers live music on weekends – spanning a wide range of classic rock, country and pop hits– and a playground for the kids.