Need one more reason that Memphis is badass? The Time Warp Drive-In.
Not only does Memphis still having a thriving drive-in movie theater, the Malco Summer Drive-In, we also have a monthly all-night movie marathon with cult classics, horror, and all kinds of crazy film. There’s a different theme every month – think all the Back To The Future Movies, all your John Hughes 80s faves, or weird (and I mean WEIRD) art house animation.
The Time Warp Drive-In is one of my favorite things to do in town. It’s completely unique and very Memphis. Shoutout to Black Lodge and Guerilla Monster Films for curating the movie nights and Malco for letting it happen.
More things to know:
- It’s $10 per person, which includes all the movies for each night.
- It starts at sundown and goes until whenever the movies are done.
- Local artist Holtermonster makes awesome posters for the movie nights.
- I put some of the past Time Warp posters at the bottom of this post!
- Parents need to look up the movies and decide if they want to bring their kids or not.
Here’s the 2020 Memphis Time-Warp Drive In Schedule:
Saturday, January 18
Robocop • Robocop 2
Saturday, February 14
Boomed Future: The Blade Runner Saga
Blade Runner • Blade Runner 2049
Saturday, March 21
And Now For Something Completely Time Warped:
And Evening With Monty Python
Monty Python & The Holy Grail • Monty Python & The Meaning of Life
Saturday, April 18
Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll Cinema!
KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park • Pink Floyd: The Wall • Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same
Saturday, May 16
Suburban Dreams: The 1980s Kids Adventure Films
E. T. • The Goonies • Explorers
Saturday, June 20
Revenge of the Saturday Night Burn: The Best of the Burns
Dazed and Confused • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas • Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke • Reefer Madness
Saturday, July 18
Ground Control To Major Tom: The Cinema Legacy of David Bowie
Labyrinth • The Man Who Fell to Earth • Absolute Beginners
Saturday, August 2
Worst Movies Ever 3
Superman 4: The Quest for Peace • Cool as Ice
Foodfight! • Bride of the Monster
Saturday September 19
Love Live the New Flesh: The Horror Visions of David Cronenberg
Videodrome • Scanners
The Dead Zone
Saturday October 17
Night of the Living Time Warp: Zombies Take The Drive-In!
Zombieland • Re-Animator • Return of the Living Dead • Night of the Living Dead
Saturday November 21
Monsters, Gods, And Mortals 2:
The Sci-Fi Fantasy Films of FX Genius Ray Harryhausen
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad • 20 Million Miles to Earth
Saturday December 12
Strange Christmas 7
Black Christmas (1974) • Silent Night, Deadly Night
Time Warp Drive-In Movie Nights
5320 Summer Avenue
Memphis, Tenn. 38122
Here’s the full Time Warp poster for 2020, plus some fun ones from past years: