|location||5890 Valley Pike (US 11), Stephens City, Va. (10 miles south of Winchester)|
|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|
|other features||digital projection|
|admission||$9; children 3-11 $4; under 3 free. Outside food permit: $5 per car|
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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
"VERY NICE DRIVE-IN TO COME TO SEE MOVIES AT.:)" 5 -- Chas
"Just like the good ol days....I love it !!!" 5 -- Sherry
Click here to see the 1986 USGS map depicting the drive-in and
Click here to see a color aerial photo of the drive-in.
Above photos from Tim Thompson's Drive-In Theater. Used by permission.