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49er Drive-In Theatre

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Address: 675 N Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-7902
Phone Number: +1 219-462-6122
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It's Like Going Back In Time

Our family was delighted to visit the 49er Drive-In during a recent trip to Valparaiso. It truly is like stepping back in time. We also purchased pizza and drinks at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 July 2015
JulesFromLC
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Lake Charles, Louisiana

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Our family was delighted to visit the 49er Drive-In during a recent trip to Valparaiso. It truly is like stepping back in time. We also purchased pizza and drinks at the drive-in. Their pizza was really good. If you are in the area, I would highly recommend dinner and a movie at the 49er!

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Great family fun. They always show new movies. Just come early. For more popular ones it can get super crowded.

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Crown Point, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is a true throwback to a great era of entertainment. The 49'er is extremely popular locally and for good reason. It is $10/adult, $5/child and good, good concessions! Always a double feature of recently released movies (currently July 8, 2015, showing Inside Out and Jurassic Park), and you better get there early if you want a spot. The movies... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

For the past two weeks the Disney Pixar blockbuster Inside Our has battled the dinosaurs of Jurassic World at the 49er drive-in. And the winner is . . . the viewers! For ten dollars a person you get two first-run movies, the freedom to stay in your car/van or put the camping chairs outside and still hang with the family.... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

For the more popular movies... 2-hours before dusk is not toooo early. The line of traffic can be over-whelming. They have a nice concession stand, but the line can get long during the intermission. Bring your lawn chairs, bring a football to toss around and don't forget the bug spray.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

This is one of my favorite things to do each summer. It's great for kids as the movies are usually kid friendly and they have a great snack shop.

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Cedar Lake, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

The 49er Drive-In is a must have experience for anyone in Northwest Indiana. In the country, clean, family oriented and safe. When I was a kid there were outdoor theaters all over the place. Then the numbers began to dwindle and the ones that were left were seedy and usually in bad neighborhoods. We took our kids to the 49er... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

It is great to see the tradition of going to the Drive In is being kept alive in Valparaiso. Nice facility and great choices of current movies. You must try this Drive In for good family fun.

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Nashville, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

Huge drive in and it was packed. It was a nice Memorial Day weekend evening out and it was opening night of Tomorrowland and we were in the area. We were irritated that people often took several spots and it we barely found a spot. Nice place. $10 for two first run movies, but we didn't make it to the... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

We love this place for date night or family night! Kids can play while you wait for movies to start.

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