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“Blast from the past that doesn't disappoint!”

The Showboat Drive-In
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Hockley
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Stayed for both features with our 10+ yo. Was very enjoyable. Good quality sound and worked our way toward the front for the second flick so a super good view. Stayed in the vehicle because it was a bit cool after dark, very comfortable the whole time. Longer concessions before first movie starts, so go as soon as you park or wait until the movie starts. I recommend arriving more than thirty minutes early if you want to have concessions or bathroom before the movie starts. About half the lot leaves after the first movie, so it frees up a bit. Traffic in and out moved surprisingly and pleasantly well. Bathrooms were clean and no long lines during movies. Concessions are great and fairly reasonable. The low price of admission plus quality of food made us feel like we could justify splurging on concessions, something we never do at the movies! Our battery died and we went to concessions, sent a guy around in just a couple minutes to easily give us a jump for leaving time. Couldn't ask for better service! I do recommend bringing a battery powered radio, which we had for back up, since the sound is comparable and you won't have to worry about your vehicle. It was our first time ;) Overall a great family experience and a chance to share a neat part of our childhood with our child.

Thank TheSimpleLife3
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

I take the family for movies occasionally and we really love it! Plan to get there early and stay for both shows as it is just a great family outing! The movie prices are way cheaper than the theaters and you can bring your own comfy chair or sit in your vehicle! There is really not a "bad" place to park! Food is decent prices as well.

Thank Revkev93
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

There are not many outdoor theaters left, so if you get a chance to go to this one, you should go. They have two screens and both show a double feature each night they are open. Movies start at 8:00 but you need to arrive by 7:00 before the movie(s) sell out which happens fairly often. It is a great date night and if you are there with kids, there is plenty of room for them to play. Swing sets and tether ball are also available in large open area before the movie(s) start. Prices are very reasonable and concession stand has large variety of snacks and drinks.

Thank Barry and Kris H
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

My husband and I went there over the weekend. We were a little skeptical but it turned out to be a great experience and we will definitely go again! The sound quality was amazing, movie quality amazing, food was cheap and great and overall great atmosphere. Loved it!!!!

Thank Harnidhi
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We have been as a family and for a date night. Both were great fun. So long as the weather is nice and you bring some extra blankets in the winter it is really enjoyable. For our date night we laid the seats all down in the back of the mini van, tossed some cushions in and got to watch 2 movies very comfortably. The price is extremely reasonable at $6/each, especially because you catch 2 flicks, additionally the food prices are not like regular theaters.

Closer to our home than the other theaters in this area so it is easy to get to and inexpensive. Loved it here!

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