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“Great, inexpensive date night!”
Review of Vali-Hi Drive-in

Vali-Hi Drive-in
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Lake Elmo
Certificate of Excellence
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great, inexpensive date night!”
Reviewed 16 August 2013

My wife and I finally went to the drive-in last night, after living within 5 miles of it for the past year. On the website it states that on weeknights it opens at 8, so silly me thought the movies start then. But they actually start as soon as the sun goes down, so it was about 9pm when the movies started. Everyone around was having a blast before the movies started. Grilling, playing catch, or just spending time with friends/families. They have excellent speakers right next to each parking stall which have ~4 ft of cord, so you can move it all the way to your car (we hooked ours up to the trunk right next to where we were sitting). After the first movie, they give a break of about 20-30 minutes before starting the next movie for people to get snacks, go to the bathroom, or head out. We made it through the second movie and that put us at about 12:45am. As for the concessions, it is great prices and lots of games for kids! Overall, a wonderful date night and a lot of fun!

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Mike R
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Love the drive in.”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Love the drive in. We grew up calling them the "outdoor". It's fun to go and watch movies with the kids. And the price is very affordable.

Visited August 2012
Thank Bourkes
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

This place is awesome! It has tons of parking spots, has great snacks (hot dogs for 1.00) and plays 3 movies for one low price! We always bring a cooler with our own drinks and sometimes bring a small grill to BBQ. The atmosphere is fun and kids love it!

Visited July 2013
Thank J P
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Three First Run Release Movies for a Buck!!! Can't beat it.”
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Excellent Value, great way to kick it old school with my kids. Hotdogs for $1.00. Bring a cooler or buy soft drinks on site.

Visited June 2013
Thank Jimijamm18
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level Contributor
507 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Last of a Dying Breed”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

If you like the outdoors, movies all night long, and arriving home at the crack of dawn, this is the drive in experience for you. Every summer night the Vali-Hi offers two top notch new releases, and a third throwaway for those who want to linger all night long. Given the long summer days the first movie doesn't begin until 10:00 p.m. Arrive early for a good spot and brings chairs, frisbees, ball and mitts, and food and drink from home and enjoy the entire night. By the time the third movie has spun through its last reel the die hards depart at about 3:30-4:00 a.m. in the morning. If you like old, warmed over food lacking any flavor whatsoever, the concession stand is the place for you. Viva the drive in movie theater.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank t-bonetraveller
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