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“Concessions ruin the experience”

The Family Drive-In Theatre
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

35 mins to get through concession line. 8 people behind counter but only 4 actually working. They want you to support them and buy food there but you should do the opposite and bring food as they do not earn your concession business.

And, beware that screen 2 is an add on that is small and hard to see from a distance.

Thank ExRIGuy
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

We had such a good time at the theater. For two people, we paid $16 dollars to see two recent releases from the comfort of our car. We would have had to pay at least double that to watch both movies in our "regular" movie theater. Even though they allow you to bring your own refreshments, we opted not to take anything this time. The pizza was below average, and we will probably bring supper next time. Also, the refreshment stand closed just after the second movie started; since we did not know that, we missed out on popcorn. We will know better next time, though. You do not need to use your car radio to listen to the movie because they have speakers that you hang from a car window. We are definitely looking forward to our next visit.

Thank Luvtravels33
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

This is a popular theater and deservedly so. Extremely well priced and well organized. 2 movies for the price of your ticket and the quality of the show was very good, and now even better since the theater has just gone digital! They are Ok with you bringing in food but really there's no need. They have far more to offer here and it's fairly priced PLUS this is where the theater gets its profit. Highly recommend this for a relaxing evening.

Thank debby t
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

For those of us who remember the drive-in movie experience as teenagers, it is nice to have one so close that we can take our kids to. The Family Drive-In even has the old speakers that you put in your windows and you can't beat the smell of popcorn floating through the air. They have a full service menu, not just hot dogs and popcorn, at the refreshment stand. You have to try this place at least once!

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 10 July 2013 via mobile

I love bringing my kids here. The playground is fun, the concession stand has good food, and (if you can manage to go on a weeknight) the place has just a few cars. It's nice to not fight over your spot. We enjoy packing up the blankets and pillows and watching a movie together.

Thank Melissa B
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