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The Family Drive-In Theatre

5890 Valley Pike, Stephens City, VA 22655-5330
+1 540-665-6982
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Love this place

Well worth the drive if you're not close. I grew up around drive ins and it's nice to be able to... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Dan S
via mobile
Only been once but it was great!

We took our 12 year old granddaughters to see a movie with our neighbor's and their children. The... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Stephens City, Virginia
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“double feature” (14 reviews)
“lawn chairs” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
5890 Valley Pike, Stephens City, VA 22655-5330
+1 540-665-6982
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Well worth the drive if you're not close. I grew up around drive ins and it's nice to be able to share this experience with my kids.

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We took our 12 year old granddaughters to see a movie with our neighbor's and their children. The kids sat in the back of an SUV on pillows. We sat on lawn chairs. It was a great night. The price was reasonable; the speakers provided...More

Thank dwalters872
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This place is wonderful. The movies are uber-current, the staff is friendly, and the food is reasonably priced and quite good. Also, they often have Groupons, making a good deal even better. They often have special events, so be sure to check their schedule. If...More

Thank PeggyVA
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

A taste of times past. Nothing beats a double feature under the stars! I absolutely love this drive in. The only setback is the lines. Lines to get in, lines for concessions, lines for the bathroom. Make sure you get there early!

Thank Shawna W
Reviewed 15 November 2016

if you have never been, GO! if have not been since you were a kid, GO! all the memories form my childhood flooded back when visiting this place! my kids love it! the staff is friendly and always smiling! price is right for what you...More

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My only experience at a drive in was as a toddler, so I wasn't sure it was going to be up to "standards" for watching a current movie. Boy, do I wish I had come here with the huge screen for the special effects of...More

Thank usatraveler201599
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The Family Drive-In Theater?? Yes a Drive-IN and for Families :-) The owners are a great community partner to the Shenandoah Valley and they are also very creative check out their webpage for Special Themed nights. We participated in the Opening Night of Angry Birds...More

Thank Tracey P
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I grew up going to drive-in movies then continued going into adulthood. This drive-in is only one of seven left in Virginia. Plenty of parking but obviously some spots are better than other. Snack bar is nice and prices are very fair. $7 for a...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very few drive ins left. It's something everyone should experience once in a life time. I used to take my children (and their) friends there. Best night! Food, fun (there is a little playgound) and entertainment for a great price. The bathrooms could use improvement...More

Thank yankees5150
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Our favorite part of the drive-in os being able to watch movies in my car or sit outside of my car with my girls. We love the all nighters, we have a blast. Can't watch a movie without popcorn which is the best. We have...More

Thank mamaoftwoMiddletown
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12 August 2016|
Response from gypsy_0512 | Reviewed this property |
yes - on a leash. and you have to clean up after your pets.
12 August 2016|
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Response from Christine L | Reviewed this property |
Yup very animal friendly, they will kick you out if the dog barks a lot though. There is also a small grass area by the port a potties by the back screen for your pet to do his business :)
28 March 2016|
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Response from Here4ever | Reviewed this property |
Opens 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. - Check their website or LIKE them on Facebook. They had some special Easter events over the entire weekend. They're celebrating their 60th Anniversary - this will be a special year. A very... More