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Address: 5113 Kent Junction Rd, Norton, VA 24273-4803
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+1 276-679-3761

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This is a Happy Place

Get some corn nuggets, get some fried apple sticks, get some popcorn. You can go to the gym tomorrow. Kick back and watch the movies, or kick back and watch the people watching... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jack B
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9 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get some corn nuggets, get some fried apple sticks, get some popcorn. You can go to the gym tomorrow. Kick back and watch the movies, or kick back and watch the people watching the movies. Both are adorable. This is a FUN small town Saturday night. My favorite is the thirtysomethings with kids in pajamas, sleeping bags and blankets across... More 

Thank Jack B
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

I had not been to this drive-in in probably 20 years and I wish I had just remembered it as it was. The drunks partying in the back rows and making their way to the concessions and bathrooms ruined it for me this time. They should run those people off because there are families there with small children. I wanted... More 

Thank AnthonyandCindy E
Pikeville, Kentucky
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

My family & I live about an hour from Norton and we still come to this drive in at least 4-6 times every summer! We enjoy it so much. The snack shack, or whatever it is actually called, near the back of the drive in has delicious hamburgers!

Thank Jessicka A
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
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235 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Central Drive-In offers a unique experience for those who have never been to a drive-in. It usually offers two movies at showing. They have a small concession stand that offers some pretty good food such as hot dogs, popcorn, etc. Very few drive-ins still around so I am glad this one continues to be open. Kids love it and it... More 

Thank Debbie_Collier
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63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

No where we would rather watch a movie. The snack bar is great and our kids love enjoying a movie outside. a local treasure!

Thank Megan R
Wise, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We love the Central Drive In. Decent prices, good food and a great place to go with your family or friends!

Thank Ashley M
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80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

We have been to Central Drive In many times. My favorite place to park is in the middle of the second row. They upgraded to digital movies recently. Make sure you take a radio so you don't run down your car battery. It is very dark so you can see the screen great without light pollution. They only suggestion that... More 

Thank Deano D
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We had a great time in Norton VA we just were passing thrrew to go to Roanoke. I have been to Norton Many times. So I have don't all the In town attractions. we decided to go see a movie at the central drive in about 5 miles north almost to Appalachia VA. The Drive in was great and you... More 

Thank Drake B
Norton, Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

I have been to the Central Drive-In many times and its always been a great experience. I remember going there as a teenager and I was happy to be able to share it with my daughters and I hope to take my grandson when he gets older

Thank laurak5361
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2014 via mobile

Wonderful step back in time ! Great for the whole family . Take a cooler , blankets and chairs. They do have a great snack bar. My family loves it. Worth the drive.

Thank Robin G

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