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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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A taste of times past. Nothing beats a double feature under the stars! I absolutely love this drive... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2016
Shawna W
via mobile
Still fun for the whole Family!

if you have never been, GO! if have not been since you were a kid, GO! all the memories form my... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Jason H
Locust Grove, Virginia
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
5890 Valley Pike, Stephens City, VA 22655-5330
+1 540-665-6982
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

A taste of times past. Nothing beats a double feature under the stars! I absolutely love this drive in. The only setback is the lines. Lines to get in, lines for concessions, lines for the bathroom. Make sure you get there early!

Thank Shawna W
Reviewed 15 November 2016

if you have never been, GO! if have not been since you were a kid, GO! all the memories form my childhood flooded back when visiting this place! my kids love it! the staff is friendly and always smiling! price is right for what you...More

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My only experience at a drive in was as a toddler, so I wasn't sure it was going to be up to "standards" for watching a current movie. Boy, do I wish I had come here with the huge screen for the special effects of...More

Thank usatraveler201599
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The Family Drive-In Theater?? Yes a Drive-IN and for Families :-) The owners are a great community partner to the Shenandoah Valley and they are also very creative check out their webpage for Special Themed nights. We participated in the Opening Night of Angry Birds...More

Thank Tracey P
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I grew up going to drive-in movies then continued going into adulthood. This drive-in is only one of seven left in Virginia. Plenty of parking but obviously some spots are better than other. Snack bar is nice and prices are very fair. $7 for a...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very few drive ins left. It's something everyone should experience once in a life time. I used to take my children (and their) friends there. Best night! Food, fun (there is a little playgound) and entertainment for a great price. The bathrooms could use improvement...More

Thank yankees5150
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Our favorite part of the drive-in os being able to watch movies in my car or sit outside of my car with my girls. We love the all nighters, we have a blast. Can't watch a movie without popcorn which is the best. We have...More

Thank mamaoftwoMiddletown
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We went to the Drive In for their Labor Day movie marathon. They were showing 5 movies for $8! We stayed for Finding Dory, and Secret Life of Pets, but they showed three more movies after that! They had a food court. I got a...More

Thank Jonathan T
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We got there about ten minutes before the show started, so didn't get a chance to use the playground. The people at the front kiosk were very friendly, as were those in the snack bar. It really had the feel of a family run enterprise....More

Thank Barb R
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We made a last minute decision to head here on labor day weekend for the Dusk to Dawn Marathon. We barely arrived in time and got a spot way in the back. We were impressed with the entry price of $8 pp and $4 per...More

Thank AdamMD
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Can I bring my pet
12 August 2016|
Response from gypsy_0512 | Reviewed this property |
yes - on a leash. and you have to clean up after your pets.
Can I bring my dog?
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 :)
What time do you open what movies are playing
28 March 2016|
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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