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“LOVE IT!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vali-Hi Drive-in

Vali-Hi Drive-in
11260 Hudson Blvd. N., Lake Elmo, MN 55042
(651) 436-7464
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Lake Elmo
Type: Movie Theaters
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“LOVE IT!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This place is awesome! It has tons of parking spots, has great snacks (hot dogs for 1.00) and plays 3 movies for one low price! We always bring a cooler with our own drinks and sometimes bring a small grill to BBQ. The atmosphere is fun and kids love it!

Visited July 2013
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“Three First Run Release Movies for a Buck!!! Can't beat it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Excellent Value, great way to kick it old school with my kids. Hotdogs for $1.00. Bring a cooler or buy soft drinks on site.

Visited June 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Last of a Dying Breed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

If you like the outdoors, movies all night long, and arriving home at the crack of dawn, this is the drive in experience for you. Every summer night the Vali-Hi offers two top notch new releases, and a third throwaway for those who want to linger all night long. Given the long summer days the first movie doesn't begin until 10:00 p.m. Arrive early for a good spot and brings chairs, frisbees, ball and mitts, and food and drink from home and enjoy the entire night. By the time the third movie has spun through its last reel the die hards depart at about 3:30-4:00 a.m. in the morning. If you like old, warmed over food lacking any flavor whatsoever, the concession stand is the place for you. Viva the drive in movie theater.

Visited May 2013
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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“Nostalgic and awesome!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

I'm hooked on big screen theaters. You can see very well from Vali Hi at the way back. But if you arrive 2 hours before gates open planning to make a night of it, and park in the first 5-7 rows, you're golden! Bring any food or beverage you want, even alcohol (Just don't get drunk or you're out!). You can grill, play on the grass, walk around. It's so much fun.

Key things to bring
Lawn chairs
BUG SPRAY
Cooler
Blankets & Sweatshirts (no matter what the weather)
A portable stereo; battery operated

The reason you want that is you get better views outside your car and you often can't hear your own car speakers that well, so bring a radio you can set down in between your lawn chairs.

Visited July 2012
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“One of a Kind”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I believe Vali-Hi is now the last drive in theater left in the Twin Cities. For those of us who grew up going to drive ins, its still fun to spend the night watching three movies while eating greasy popcorn. This theater is right off of 94 in Woodbury so very easy to get to from anywhere in the Cities.

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