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49er Drive-In Theatre

675 N Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-7902
+1 219-462-6122
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Drive In Fun

There are very few drive/ins left in the ZuS and this one does not disappoint. Reasonably priced... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Valparaiso, Indiana
via mobile
Always a blast!!!

Nothing beats the 49er for movies. Always a good time and for $5 per movie you can't go wrong. Even... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“double feature” (10 reviews)
“old school” (4 reviews)
675 N Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-7902
+1 219-462-6122
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are very few drive/ins left in the ZuS and this one does not disappoint. Reasonably priced movies and snacks. I would recommend getting there early to get best car parking.

Thank huk69466
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing beats the 49er for movies. Always a good time and for $5 per movie you can't go wrong. Even the food there is good. This is a don't miss.

Thank Batsugan
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Had a pretty good time there. Had not been there in 20 years. It's changed a bit. The speakers that you hung on your window are gone - tune your radio to a station. A good family outing and you get to se a couple...More

Thank Chuck F
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We took our grandson here last Saturday to experience a bit of nostalgia. He enjoyed the concept but could not believe all the inconsiderate people, leaving there lights on, blocking your view by not tying down there hatchbacks, blocking your view by standing in front...More

Thank DWestfall2011
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Love coming here and enjoying the old school vibe. My girls are finally old enough to enjoy what is becoming this one of a kind experience. They have a radio station so you can listen to the movie w/ your car speakers instead of those...More

Thank jzpurdue
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately they've raised their process a bit. It used to be $6 per vehicle. However, they do play really good movies back to back. You just need bug spray for mosquitoes. Watch out for occasional pot smokers using near the concession stand, especially with your...More

Thank TMTM67
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The 49er is like a trip back in time. you sit in your car and watch the movie starting at dusk. There is an old fashioned concession stand. Get there early for a good spot! bring a blanket if it is chilly and bug spray...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We took the kids here on a Saturday night. The weather was perfect so the place was so crowded! We arrived around 7:15 and had to park towards the back. However, we could still see the movie just fine. My kids had lots of fun...More

Thank RKJL
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Great place for a drive in movie. Had pizza from chesterton. Played some soccer in front of screen before hand.

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

A great piece of Americana within Porter County. I love to go watch movies at the 49er. They have upgraded the sound to FM stereo over the years and have improved the picture quality. They have some unique concessions also. Highly recommended.

Thank Eric P
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Donna C
9 September 2017|
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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.