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Family Drive-In

location 5890 Valley Pike (US 11), Stephens City, Va. (10 miles south of Winchester)
telephone (540) 665-6982
year opened 1956 (second screen added in 1988)
capacity 230 cars (Screen 1); 140 cars (Screen 2)
booking policy double features on two screens; open captioning on Sundays
sound speakers, FM
other features digital projection
admission $9; children 3-11 $4; under 3 free. Outside food permit: $5 per car
operating season April-September

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Average rating: 5.0 (17 votes)
  "My family's been going for years and it's the best time of the summer, we love it."  5 -- Phil
  "We love it.... Great Place to relax and enjoy a movie."  5 -- kaes
  "Best Drive-In that I have been to."  5 -- Jim Martin
  "I love taking my kids here, they love going out and watching the movies under the stars. I'm so glad that we have [this] around here. Just wanted to say thanks so much!!!!!!!"  5 -- nicole clatterbuck
  "I discovered this place about 18 years ago. We try to come every year. It is wonderful. I tell my kids that they are very lucky that they can go to a drive-in, most people can't. They actually love it so much more than any other movie theater. It is a great value and a wonderful time with my family."  5 -- Virginia
  "I've been bringing my kids here since they were babies. They've literally grown up here! Summer wouldn't be the same without The Family Drive-In. It's a wonderful place to relax, socialize and enjoy some movies under the stars!"  5 -- Sophie
  "Great family drive-in. Wonderful play area for the kids."  5 -- Regina
  "I love going to the drive-in. I take my pick-up and chair and enjoy the night air. I am able to take my toy poodle 'Brandi' for companionship. I take her bed and bowl for water and we are off. Love it...."  5 -- Angie
  "I thought this was a great place and it made you feel like a kid again! We love it and we will be back."  5 -- Jill
  "I love the drive-in! We have made the BEST summer memories here. The people are friendly, it is inexpensive, the playground is great. WE LOVE THIS PLACE!"  5 -- Danielle Unger
  "First time for our boys at a drive-in and they loved it! Play area is a great idea for pre-movie time. We'll definitely be back! :)"  5 -- Robin
  "It is great to have the Family drive-in still around. There are a lot of memories there, my Dad took me there when I was just a young boy. I am 58 now. The atmosphere and friendly service hasn't changed a bit. A true treat for any family."  5 -- Gary Baker
  "We visited this theater for the first time over the 4th of July weekend 2009 and had a blast! We drove 75 miles from the Washingon, DC area and found a delightful, clean theater, with friendly family staff. We had such a good time watching Up under the stars that we came back at the end of July to do it again.
  "Highly recommend family friendly atmosphere."  5
-- David Woodhead
  "Just like the good ol days....I love it !!!"  5 -- Sherry

Click here to see the 1986 USGS map depicting the drive-in and surrounding area.
here to see a color aerial photo of the drive-in.

Above photos from Tim Thompson's Drive-In Theater. Used by permission.