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“Family Drive-In Movie Theatre”

The Family Drive-In Theatre
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
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“Family Drive-In Movie Theatre”
Reviewed July 9, 2009

Step back in time for some GREAT family fun. Reasonable ticket prices, two screens, double features, playground, concessions, 50's music, fun events - - SUPER FAMILY FUN!

Our recommendations for future visits:

- Arrive at the drive-in by 8:00 PM and line up - - maybe a bit earlier on weekends.
- Grab a front spot (the best). They go fast. Having parked in different spots over three different visits, we think that the front rows afford the least distractions.
- Take the back seat out of your van/car, if possible, when you arrive. It makes for a SUPER seat.
- If someone in your party (like our first-grader) gets sleepy, no big deal!

To bring:
- Cash for tickets/ concessions
- Folding chairs (We like the low, reclining beach type.)
- Cooler w/ drinks
- Snacks
- Big blanket/ lots of pillows to lie on
- Sweaters/ individual blankets - - 'cause it gets chilly!
- Frisbee/ball - - fun for the playground while you wait for the sun to set
- Bug spray (just in case)

Family Drive-In Theatre: http://user.shentel.net/ccrkcr/drivein.html


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