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“Fun for Our Whole Family”

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

This was a great experience. There are two screens with 2 movies offered on each screen. The cost for entrance is per person and very reasonable. Our boys played Frisbee and tossed a football before the movie started while we went inside to order our food. There are many options at the snack bar, which include the regular popcorn, candy and sodas, but you can also order hamburgers and fries and hot dogs. We brought our lawn chairs and sat outside, but when it got cold, we got inside our vehicle. The lines to enter can get very long, so arrive early to have a better choice in parking your car in the best spot.

Thank Mom23TeenBoys
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

I've been going to this drive-in for years, it's everything a drive-in movie should be. The prices are totally reasonable, it has popular, first run movies, you can sit in your car or bring your own lawn chairs, lots of choices at the snack bar, you can use your own radio or sit near somebody with a better sound system, all the parking spots have a good view, and it's great for either families or couples. If your car battery dies, they have attendants that drive by after the movies, and give you a jump start. Great people, great times, great memories.

Thank Mary N
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Great place to take a date or your kids. They play good movies, the food is good...just over all good drive in

Thank Carol P W W
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Had a groupon i believe but this is a good deal anytime. You get to see two movies, you can bring your own food/drink in or buy their stuff that is reasonably priced. You listen to the movie through your car radio. We will be back.

Thank scottel
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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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