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49er Drive-In Theatre

675 N Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-7902
+1 219-462-6122
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Unwatchable Movies

We went to go see Star Trek and Suicide Squad tonight. The drive in isn't what it used to be. Their... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
Lavon O
Fun, Once.

We saw "Suicide Squad" there on its' opening weekend. It was packed, but we still had luck finding... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
John M
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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“double feature” (10 reviews)
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675 N Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-7902
+1 219-462-6122
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We went to go see Star Trek and Suicide Squad tonight. The drive in isn't what it used to be. Their projector is dimming drastically and we couldn't see anything for the first 35 minutes, after which we let management know. When brought to their...More

Thank Lavon O
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We saw "Suicide Squad" there on its' opening weekend. It was packed, but we still had luck finding a good spot from which to watch the show. I suppose the only complaint was that --- as the movie was sort of a dark thriller (in...More

2  Thank John M
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

You don't see too many drives in around anymore. Having one in Valpo is a great and nostalgic thing. Also a great value for the price. Definitely have to visit if you've never been or are just looking for an entertaining nigh!

Thank Tyler B
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I love drive-ins. They seem to keep closing around were we live, so when we are traveling I also try to make sure to check if they surrounding areas have one. We were staying at Indiana Dunes State Park and picked this to end our...More

1  Thank kakes005
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years. We visited before we had kids and enjoyed the movies that catered to grown-ups. Now that we have two young kids, we especially enjoy the double family features. There is a well-stocked concession stand with reasonable prices. There...More

1  Thank Boardthepets
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We watched movies almost every weekend during spring and summer. The only way to watch movies with my family, its our weekend bonding.

Thank 619cherrym
Reviewed 4 May 2016

remember the good old drive in nights??? Valpo's 49er can deliver and HOW! FIRST RUN DOUBLE FEATURES!!! This wonderful spot on the northside of Vaplaraiso offers many family friendly films not to be missed. The mini vans rule with back hatches up and legs outstretched.Cars...More

Thank marmac630
Reviewed 26 April 2016

If you have never been to the 49er, give it a try. It's one of Valparaiso's hidden jems. The place is clean, the restrooms are clean and the concession stand is reasonably priced. The food is great.

Thank VickyV4
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This is a fun place to go for an old fashioned drive-in experience. One of the few drive ins left, and one of the best!

Thank Sheila G
Reviewed 10 February 2016

a good place for the whole family. There is even a small play area for the kids that is located by the big screen so you can sit in your car a watch them. It is now a little pricey. it use to be $8...More

Thank Eve O
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Donna C
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Response from Eric P | Reviewed this property |
Heck yes.
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Response from Ustravelgirl13 | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen a dog there. I would recommend against it. There are a lot of people. Even though my dog was very well behaved I would have never taken him. One or two barks could really annoy those around you.