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The Family Drive-In Theatre

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Address: 5890 Valley Pike, Stephens City, VA 22655-5330
Phone Number:
+1 540-665-6982
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

We are a classic 2 screen drive-in theatre, celebrating 60 years of movie...

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 September 2016
Jonathan T
Manassas, Virginia
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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 hamburger. It wasn't great, but it was good. The sunset in the mountains was very... More 

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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. They give you the choice of the old-time window hanging speakers or hearing the soundtrack... More 

Thank Barb R
Damascus, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 child. The concession stand had quite a line, but the food was satisfying, mostly fried... More 

Thank AdamMD
Curwensville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great time. Watched 2 movies. Was able to bring my pup. Someone even brought their cat. Plenty to choose from at concession stands. Not too highly priced as some. Pleasant and patient employees. Clean grounds, stands and bathrooms. Grass area to play ball until movie time. The line to get inside can get a bit long. Best if... More 

Thank SpiritsOpinion
District Heights, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great driven. Double header current movies. Great Audio and parking. The food was good as well. You can chill in your vehicle or sit in chairs in front of it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Always enjoy going to the Family Drive In. Where else these days can you get two movies for the price of one? You can load up the whole family or take a date night. Snack bar has everything you could ever want, even some healthy options. The theater is always clean and well maintained. Lines are long on weekends so... More 

Thank virginiamom_9
Winchester, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This harkens back to my childhood. The speakers on the poles and the good food at the refreshment stand. There's a playground for the kids and many folks arrive early to make a full evening of it. The people working there are very friendly. Most folks bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit outside. The new digital projectors provide a... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this trip down memory lane. The food was good. The staff was friendly and courteous. It was refreshing to listen to the National Anthem before the feature. We will visit again when we are in the area.

Thank KathySal
Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were not aware of the place unless we came across a Groupon. So we finally drove 65 miles to see "Ice Age - Collision course". Was it worth it? Read it here in the next few lines ( this is not a review of the movie) So, the place is easily accessible and seems to be pretty decent. It... More 

Thank 795vidhis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We live the same distance between two drive in s. Both have pros and cons. This one has some organizational issues but the drive there is better and the can accommodate more people. They are actually cheaper as well. Major two pros are the coupon at Groupon is amazing. The second was brilliant. You can bring in your own food... More 

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