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The Family Drive-In Theatre

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Address: 5890 Valley Pike, Stephens City, VA 22655-5330
Phone Number:
+1 540-665-6982
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

We are a classic 2 screen drive-in theatre, celebrating 60 years of movie...

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!

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Fun evening together

I love going to The Family Drive-In Theatre , it's a fun and relaxing way to forget about the cares of everyday life for a while. Plus I get get to bring my two dogs which is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nicholas M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love going to The Family Drive-In Theatre , it's a fun and relaxing way to forget about the cares of everyday life for a while. Plus I get get to bring my two dogs which is a BIG plus for me. They seem to enjoy our evening at the Drive In as well. I found out about this Drive... More 

Thank Nicholas M
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Well worth the drive if you're not close. I grew up around drive ins and it's nice to be able to share this experience with my kids.

Thank Dan S
Stephens City, Virginia
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

We took our 12 year old granddaughters to see a movie with our neighbor's and their children. The kids sat in the back of an SUV on pillows. We sat on lawn chairs. It was a great night. The price was reasonable; the speakers provided great sound. The refreshment stand had a variety of food at reasonable prices. Although we... More 

Thank dwalters872
Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This place is wonderful. The movies are uber-current, the staff is friendly, and the food is reasonably priced and quite good. Also, they often have Groupons, making a good deal even better. They often have special events, so be sure to check their schedule. If you're looking for something different to do with your family, your kids, your friend(s), or... More 

Thank PeggyVA
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

A taste of times past. Nothing beats a double feature under the stars! I absolutely love this drive in. The only setback is the lines. Lines to get in, lines for concessions, lines for the bathroom. Make sure you get there early!

Thank Shawna W
Locust Grove, Virginia
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

if you have never been, GO! if have not been since you were a kid, GO! all the memories form my childhood flooded back when visiting this place! my kids love it! the staff is friendly and always smiling! price is right for what you get! the food is cooked fresh, tastes great!

Thank Jason H
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

My only experience at a drive in was as a toddler, so I wasn't sure it was going to be up to "standards" for watching a current movie. Boy, do I wish I had come here with the huge screen for the special effects of Star Trek this summer! Those little outside speakers did a great job with the sound.... More 

Thank usatraveler201599
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

The Family Drive-In Theater?? Yes a Drive-IN and for Families :-) The owners are a great community partner to the Shenandoah Valley and they are also very creative check out their webpage for Special Themed nights. We participated in the Opening Night of Angry Birds and they came alive with the help of families making big cardboard fortresses and launching... More 

Thank Tracey P
Woodstock, Virginia
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I grew up going to drive-in movies then continued going into adulthood. This drive-in is only one of seven left in Virginia. Plenty of parking but obviously some spots are better than other. Snack bar is nice and prices are very fair. $7 for a large drink with large popcorn. Staff is very friendly. The widow speakers are more than... More 

Thank David F
Stephens City, Virginia
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6 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very few drive ins left. It's something everyone should experience once in a life time. I used to take my children (and their) friends there. Best night! Food, fun (there is a little playgound) and entertainment for a great price. The bathrooms could use improvement but that is really my only complaint. I have also gone there for date night... More 

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