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The Family Drive-In Theatre

5890 Valley Pike, Stephens City, VA 22655-5330
+1 540-665-6982
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Last remaining drive-in in the area

Great family fun. First run movies. Bring your own food and pay a slight additional fee or purchase... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BDover
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Don't go in October! Haunted Trail interferes with movie!

Any other time, I would have given this place an Excellent rating. We have been going here for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann K
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We are a classic 2 screen drive-in theatre, celebrating 60 years of movie memories "Under the Stars". We are the only drive-in theatre still operating in the Northern Va/DC/MD metro area. We offer classic car speakers, a playground for children, special events through out the season. Movies projected in High Definition Digital, stereo 5.1 surround sound if you use a car radio. Full service concession stand, offering hot meals to standard theater snacks. Double Feature movies of current or new movies are our standard offering, but we do triple and dusk to dawn shows as well. We are PET FRIENDLY-- so bring your dog(s) to the movies!
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“double feature” (14 reviews)
“lawn chairs” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5890 Valley Pike, Stephens City, VA 22655-5330
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+1 540-665-6982
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great family fun. First run movies. Bring your own food and pay a slight additional fee or purchase food from them. Drive-ins were once popular and plenty, but now are a rare curiosity. Visit the Family Drive-In Theatre before it too is just a memory.

Thank BDover
Reviewed 1 week ago

Any other time, I would have given this place an Excellent rating. We have been going here for years and we always have a wonderful time, however, this was the first time we went in October. We took the younger kids to see My Little...More

Thank Ann K
James K, Owner at The Family Drive-In Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ann, as this was our first weekend of the Haunted Trail next to the theatre, we have made some adjustments including elimination of the prop you were referring too. We appreciate the feedback and value your patronage

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our Grandchildren to their first outdoor movie. The place is definitely family friendly. No alcohol is allowed. We bought food from their snack bar and the price was good and the food was good. You can use either the old time speakers to...More

Thank MSHS1974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Going to the drive in has always been a lot of fun. I appreciate that we have another piece of history in our home town. This drive in is great if you have never been to one. A must do.

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Truly fun place. Who knew that seeing movies could be such a great experience...(the pictures don't do justice)

Thank Gosha B
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Wanted to show the kids what we did when we were kids. Brought back memories what a hoot!! The speakers still work the old fashion refreshment stand and kids play area. We saw emoj movie so still first rate movies. Fun!!!

Thank Allen T
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This is great family entertainment. The drive-in theater in Stephens City is a wonderful way to spend a summer evening with the family. They show 2 movies back-to-back and have a nice concession stand. Also as an FYI, you can bring your own food/drinks if...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This is a place that should be on your bucket list. So few drive-ins are left. The staff is awesome and friendly. They show the newest releases and there isn't a bad seat. The value for seeing 2 movies for less than the amount for...More

Thank Llgreen9528
Reviewed 2 July 2017

My wife found a Groupon for this movie drive-in movie theater and we thought we'd take our son to see Despicable M3 in this setting. I haven't been to a drive-in since I was a kid so I was excited. The price from the tickets...More

1  Thank RLM88
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

My family and I have been coming here for years. As a child I remember it being one of the most exciting times of the summer. We would load the car up with blankets and snacks, stop for pizza along the way, and once we...More

Thank Luci H
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827joys
12 August 2016|
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Response from gypsy_0512 | Reviewed this property |
yes - on a leash. and you have to clean up after your pets.
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12 August 2016|
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Response from Christine L | Reviewed this property |
Yup very animal friendly, they will kick you out if the dog barks a lot though. There is also a small grass area by the port a potties by the back screen for your pet to do his business :)
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Isaiah2009
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Response from Here4ever | Reviewed this property |
Opens 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. - Check their website or LIKE them on Facebook. They had some special Easter events over the entire weekend. They're celebrating their 60th Anniversary - this will be a special year. A very... More
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