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49er Drive-In Theatre

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Address: 675 N Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-7902
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+1 219-462-6122

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Glad its close

I am so glad that the 49er is still open. This is a great venue to enjoy time with your family. Classic!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
Mark R
Valparaiso, Indiana

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I am so glad that the 49er is still open. This is a great venue to enjoy time with your family. Classic!

Thank Mark R
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We were lucky to go twice this past Summer. The first was on a very busy opening night of a kids movie. We got there about 15 minutes prior to the start, the lot was packed, but surprisingly we found a spot. People show up much earlier and set up games and hang out - all the kids find each... More 

Thank Katy J
Valparaiso, Indiana
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The 49er Drive-In Theatre is a classic experience where you can see a double feature of fun films from the comfort of your car or lawn chair!

Thank rubybug
Valparaiso, Indiana
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143 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have gone to this place my whole life. It had been a few years since I had been. I love that the owners have done a few update, but have kept the old time feel. Gone are the days of the speaker hanging on the car window, now you use your FM radio. This makes the sound so much... More 

Thank MadDogTraveler
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We went to go see Star Trek and Suicide Squad tonight. The drive in isn't what it used to be. Their projector is dimming drastically and we couldn't see anything for the first 35 minutes, after which we let management know. When brought to their attention, the staff was VERY rude. We were told that it was just the way... More 

Thank Lavon O
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We saw "Suicide Squad" there on its' opening weekend. It was packed, but we still had luck finding a good spot from which to watch the show. I suppose the only complaint was that --- as the movie was sort of a dark thriller (in terms of its lighting, not its theme) it was very hard at times to see... More 

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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

You don't see too many drives in around anymore. Having one in Valpo is a great and nostalgic thing. Also a great value for the price. Definitely have to visit if you've never been or are just looking for an entertaining nigh!

Thank Tyler B
Northfield, Minnesota
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71 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I love drive-ins. They seem to keep closing around were we live, so when we are traveling I also try to make sure to check if they surrounding areas have one. We were staying at Indiana Dunes State Park and picked this to end our stay. It was great our kids loved it. I would recommend it and would go... More 

Thank kakes005
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years. We visited before we had kids and enjoyed the movies that catered to grown-ups. Now that we have two young kids, we especially enjoy the double family features. There is a well-stocked concession stand with reasonable prices. There is plenty of open space to play and get that energy out before the movies... More 

Thank Boardthepets
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We watched movies almost every weekend during spring and summer. The only way to watch movies with my family, its our weekend bonding.

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