Zeiterion Drive-In


Welcome to the Zeiterion Drive-In! Whether you remember drive-ins fondly or if you’ve never been before, you’re in for a real treat this summer. We’ve assembled a fantastic line-up of live music and movies so we can safely gather to sing, laugh, and smile together again.

Performances inside the theater may be paused, but having fun is not. That’s why we’ve created this drive-in, because we’ll always do what it takes to safely come together to experience the power of the performing arts!

Location:  Seastreak Ferry “Whale’s Tooth” Parking Lot, 532 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford.

A special thank you to Mayor Mitchell and the City of New Bedford, Seastreak and the New Bedford Port Authority.

How it works:

  • Tickets must be purchased in advance online. There will not be a box office on site. You can either print your ticket or display it on a phone for entry.
  • Each ticket admits one car, regardless of the number of occupants.
  • Entry is one hour before showtime.
  • Smaller cars will be directed to the front, trucks and SUVs will be directed to the back, with one empty space between vehicles.
  • You may sit or stand in the empty spot adjacent to the left of your vehicle. No congregating with other visitors anywhere on the premises.
  • A face covering must be worn whenever you’re out of your vehicle.
  • Restrooms will be available, and they will be monitored to ensure safety.
  • Food and beverage are permitted.
  • Sound will be broadcast to your car radio.

Guests are required to adhere to all the drive-in rules, which are outlined here

What if it rains?
If a drive-in movie is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will have the option to receive a full refund.

If a drive-in concert is cancelled due to inclement weather, we will make every effort to reschedule performance and your tickets will automatically transfer to the new date. If it’s cancelled due to inclement weather and no reschedule date is available, you will have the option to receive a full refund.

Live music: Ryan Montbleau 
Friday, June 26, 7pm
Tickets: $50 per car
Ryan Montbleau’s musical journey began as a solo artist in his native Massachusetts during the early 2000s, and since then he’s gone on to collaborate as a performer and songwriter with Martin Sexton, Trombone Shorty, and Galactic among others, and share bills and stages with artists as diverse as Tedeschi Trucks Band, Ani DiFranco, The Wood Brothers, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Mavis Staples. NPR’s Mountain Stage compared his “eloquent, soulful songwriting” to Bill Withers and James Taylor, while Relix hailed his unique brand of “poetic Americana,” and The Boston Herald raved that “he’s made a career of confident, danceable positivity.”

Adam Ezra Group at Zeiterion Drive-In

Adam Ezra Group
Wednesday, July 1, 7pm
Tickets: $50 per car

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Whale’s Tooth parking lot is not available for our use on July 1. Consequently, Adam Ezra Group’s concert has been cancelled. If you’ve purchased tickets to their performance, you will receive an email with next steps. We share in your disappointment, and thank you for your support and understanding.

A limited number of discounted tickets to each event are available through Card to Culture for EBT and ConnectorCare card holders. To purchase, please contact the box office at 508-994-2900.


Morrissey Boulevard at Zeiterion Drive-In

Live music: Morrissey Boulevard
Thursday, June 18, 7pm
Tickets: $50 per car
Four New Bedford siblings have created one fun band! Morrissey Boulevard brings an infectious enthusiasm to a wide range of styles and periods from Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix to Harry Styles and Lizzo and everything in between. They’ve played to rave reviews around the Southcoast and as far flung as New Orleans and Mexico! Join us at the Drive-In kick-off for a mix of pop, rock, and originals.

The Hipshot Band at Zeiterion Drive-In

Live music: The Hipshot Band
Saturday, June 20, 7pm
Tickets: $50 per car
Get ready for The Hipshot Band, one of THE premier bands in New England, delivering a diverse repertoire of classic R&B, Disco, Soul, Rock, Jazz, Country, Reggae, Swing, 80’s favorites, Motown and Top 40 hits. The group of well-seasoned and talented musicians provide high-energy and nonstop entertainment for every crowd. The Hipshot Band is real music, played and performed by some of the best musicians around!

The Hipshot Band is John Schiavone – Drummer, Sharlene Lamont – Lead Vocals, Clyde Cross – Lead Vocals, Mark Davidson – Guitar, Bob Kirby – Saxophone, Calvin Limuel- Keyboard, and George Johnson – Bass. Special guests: Dave Fuller – Lead Vocals, Danny Murphy – Trombone, Andy Cormier – Trumpet.

Yesterday movie at Zeiterion Drive-In

Movie: Yesterday (2019)
Monday, June 22, 8:30pm
Tickets: $25 per car
Jack Malik was just another struggling songwriter… but that was yesterday. After a mysterious blackout, Jack (Himesh Patel) discovers he is the only person on earth who remembers The Beatles! As he rockets to fame by passing off the Fab Four’s songs as his own, Jack risks losing Ellie (Lily James) – the one person who has loved him and believed in him from the start. Before the door to his old life closes forever, Jack must decide if all he needs is love, after all. Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran also star in this romantic rock ‘n’ roll comedy from Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Richard Curtis.
PG-13 / Runtime: 117 minutes

Harriet at Zeiterion Drive-In

Movie: Harriet (2019)
Tuesday, June 23, 8:30pm
Tickets: $25 per car
Presented in association with the New Bedford Historical Society
Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Haunted by memories of those she left behind, Harriet (Cynthia Erivo) ventures back into dangerous territory on a mission to lead others to freedom. With allies like abolitionist William Still (Leslie Odom, Jr.) and the entrepreneurial Marie Buchanon (Janelle Monáe), Harriet risks capture and death to guide hundreds to safety as one of the most prominent conductors of the Underground Railroad. Witness the story of a woman who defied impossible odds to change the course of her life and the fate of the nation.
PG-13 / Runtime: 125 minutes

Sonic the Hedgehog at Zeiterion Drive-In

Movie: Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
Wednesday, June 24, 8:30pm
$25 per car
The world needed a hero, we got a hedgehog. Powered with incredible speed, Sonic The Hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz), aka The Blue Blur, embraces his new home on Earth. That is, until he accidentally knocks out the power grid and sparks the attention of super-uncool evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Now it’s super-villain vs. super-sonic to save the planet in this live-action adventure comedy that’s fun for the whole family.
PG / Runtime99 minutes 

Pearly Baker Acoustic at Zeiterion Drive-In

Live music: Pearly Baker Acoustic
Thursday, June 25, 7pm
Tickets: $50 per car
The Pearly Baker Band has been playing Grateful Dead music (as well as Beatles, Stones, Dylan, originals, etc.) for a solid 35 years. Their acoustic set at The Z’s Drive-In will be a sweet homecoming for the band who originated out of New Bedford. Pearly Baker includes Tim Richmond on bass, Mike Mahoney on guitar and vocals, Ken Richards on guitar and vocals, Eric Costa on keyboards, Geoff Fortin on drums, and Rob Coyne on Drums.