At Phoenix drive-ins this weekend: 'Tenet,' 'Infidel,' 'Pokemon.' Here's where to go

KiMi Robinson
Arizona Republic

After months-long closures due to COVID-19, many movie theaters have reopened in the Phoenix area, including AMC and Harkins theaters. But some drive-in theaters are sticking around to give Arizonans an outdoor and socially distanced movie-going experience.

From the West Valley to the East Valley, unused land has been transformed into venues to host movie screenings, live musical performances and concert film experiences during the new coronavirus pandemic.

Some screenings are classic films; others are new summer releases such as "Tenet" and "Infidel."

Here are metro Phoenix drive-in movie times this weekend and the safety precautions being taken.

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Digital Drive-In AZ

This weekend's feature film is "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift." See all showtimes here. It's recommended that you arrive 30 minutes before the show starts.

There are restrooms, but you must bring your own food and drinks. Attendees can sit in chairs next to their cars but must stay at least 6 feet away from others.

Details: 1901 N. Alma School Road, Mesa. $22 per vehicle. 480-308-1515,

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West Wind Glendale

This weekend's lineup includes "Tenet," the buzzy new film by Christopher Nolan, and the new political thriller "Infidel."

There are double features daily — check here for the full schedule. Pairings include "Man of Steel" and "Aquaman" as well as "Pokémon Detective Pikachu" and "Shazam!" which stars Phoenix native Asher Angel.

There is also a "Matrix" triple feature.

Movie watchers may not leave their cars except to go to the restroom and must stay 10 feet away from other cars, the drive-in said on Facebook. Concessions are closed.  Tickets are sold only at the box office.

Details: 5650 N. 55th Ave., Glendale. 623-939-9715 or 623-931-0877,

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Reach the reporter at or at 602-444-4968. Follow her on Twitter @kimirobin.

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