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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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Great Time Under the Stars

I really love this place and hope to go back many times in the future. It was nice to bring my new... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2017
Winchester, Virginia
2 movies for the price of 1

This is a great place for a date night or family night. We've been here several times with our four... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2017
Bryant and Laur... G
Delaplane, 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!
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
5890 Valley Pike, Stephens City, VA 22655-5330
+1 540-665-6982

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

I really love this place and hope to go back many times in the future. It was nice to bring my new pup along as it's dog friendly. The only small qualm I have is there are not many restrooms and it's hard to get...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

This is a great place for a date night or family night. We've been here several times with our four children. We do pay the extra fee to bring in food but also take advantage on the snack bar while we're there. You should always...More

1  Thank Bryant and Laur... G
Reviewed November 3, 2017

We love going to the drive-in where we can relax in our car and talk in the movies (or not), where our comfy clothes and not feel pressured. You can eat in the amazing food stand (I love the popcorn) or you can pay and...More

Thank like2travelondcheap
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Great family fun. First run movies. Bring your own food and pay a slight additional fee or purchase food from them. Drive-ins were once popular and plenty, but now are a rare curiosity. Visit the Family Drive-In Theatre before it too is just a memory.

Thank BDover
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Any other time, I would have given this place an Excellent rating. We have been going here for years and we always have a wonderful time, however, this was the first time we went in October. We took the younger kids to see My Little...More

Thank Ann K
James K, Owner at The Family Drive-In Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2017

Dear Ann, as this was our first weekend of the Haunted Trail next to the theatre, we have made some adjustments including elimination of the prop you were referring too. We appreciate the feedback and value your patronage

Reviewed October 12, 2017

We took our Grandchildren to their first outdoor movie. The place is definitely family friendly. No alcohol is allowed. We bought food from their snack bar and the price was good and the food was good. You can use either the old time speakers to...More

Thank MSHS1974
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Going to the drive in has always been a lot of fun. I appreciate that we have another piece of history in our home town. This drive in is great if you have never been to one. A must do.

Thank Larry B
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Truly fun place. Who knew that seeing movies could be such a great experience...(the pictures don't do justice)

Thank Gosha B
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Wanted to show the kids what we did when we were kids. Brought back memories what a hoot!! The speakers still work the old fashion refreshment stand and kids play area. We saw emoj movie so still first rate movies. Fun!!!

Thank Allen T
Reviewed July 27, 2017

This is great family entertainment. The drive-in theater in Stephens City is a wonderful way to spend a summer evening with the family. They show 2 movies back-to-back and have a nice concession stand. Also as an FYI, you can bring your own food/drinks if...More

Thank James S
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August 12, 2016|
Response from gypsy_0512 | Reviewed this property |
yes - on a leash. and you have to clean up after your pets.
August 12, 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 :)
March 28, 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