Watching movies inside the confines of your hotel room is a thing of the past. Hotels across the United States are combining the appeal of a balmy summer evening in an outdoor pool with a cinematic experience. In other words, you can make viewing a movie while floating on a raft a reality, and why wouldn’t you? Pack your swimsuit and check out these dive-in movie experiences:
Photo courtesy of the Pearl Hotel
Enjoy titles such as Top Gun or Point Break in a retro setting at The Pearl Hotel in San Diego. They project movies onto a 10′ x 13′ screen with full sound every Wednesday through September. As the entertainment unfolds, enjoy food and drinks from the adjacent hotel restaurant. Limited seating (including cabanas!) is available for those who don’t want to take the plunge. The pool is completely free to hotel guests and free with the cost of a drink to everyone else.
Photo courtesy of The Cosmopolitan
Mondays aren’t the worst part of the week if you’re at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The hotel screen various films on a 65′ backdrop above the Strip at the Boulevard Pool Monday nights until Labor Day. Hotel guests enjoy complimentary viewing and floating, while non-guests can fork over $5 to see movies like Clueless, The Devil Wears Prada and The Big Lebowski.
Photo courtesy of Arizona Biltmore
Check out of the summer sun and into the Paradise Pool at Arizona Biltmore to watch movie screenings every Friday and Saturday evening. with an emphasis on films appropriate for all ages each. Bonus: Three pools combine to create the oasis of the luxury Paradise Pool, so there’s plenty of space and a swim-up bar.
Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
If you want to be immersed but remain inside while watching your stories, the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay has you covered – literally. Their Dive-In Movie program for guests showcases family friendly features like Megamind and happens year round at 8pm nightly in their climate-controlled indoor pool.
Photo courtesy of Mondrian Los Angeles
Start the week by visiting the Dive-In Theater at the Mondrian Los Angeles. Happening at Skybar, the rooftop bar and pool at the West Hollywood hotel, the Monday night screenings put the spotlight on films like That Thing You Do and Romeo and Juliet until August 22. You can reserve seating, including a bed, or try for the first come, first serve option.
Photo courtesy of the Fairmont Dallas
Kick back with floats or noodles in Fairmont Dallas‘ rooftop pool every Saturday to gaze upon stars on both the big screen and the sky. Hotel guests can take in a variety of family-friendly movies, including Jumanji and Inside Out, until September 3. Pair cocktails with classic movie snack fare like popcorn, hot dogs and burgers.
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Orlando
The family pool is the place to be on Thursday and Saturday nights at the Four Seasons Resort in Orlando. They show G and PG movies on their over 15′ Starstruck Dive-In screen to guests floating on rafts or kicking back on chaise lounges. The resorts also provides complimentary popcorn (maybe don’t take it into the pool) and have additional food and beverages available for purchase. Ask the front desk about which films will be shown during your stay.