When do movies begin and when do you open each night?
Our movies start about 20 minutes after sunset. Our gates will open each night at 7pm. Should we have a long line before 7pm we may open them up early to get cars off the road. In March and October, we may start the movies earlier so the gates will open up earlier. We try to give about an hour from gate opening until the movie starts at a minimum.
What is your booking policy?
We exhibit G, PG, PG-13 and some R rated movies. We try our best to appeal to all audiences throughout our movie season. We try not to show an R rated movie with a G or PG movie. Occasionally we will play two R rated movies together but that is very rare, maybe once or twice a season.
How often do you change your movies?
We change our movies on Fridays. If we are opening a new movie, we may have to keep that movie for two or three weeks but each week we will bring in a new movie to play with it.
Can you show 3D movies?
No we can’t show 3D movies. The light on the screen is reduced by 50% for 3D movies which means the film would be very dark on our screen.
Do you charge by the carload or by the person?
We charge by the person as the movie studios require a per person admission charge for movies. We do occasionally offer up “retro” movies and when we do we offer carload pricing.
Can I leave after the first movie or come after the first movie?
You can leave at any time during the night. We don’t offer refunds if you are leaving and not staying for the whole night. Yes you can come for just the second movie. It’s still the same price and you may have to come to the concession stand to purchase your tickets.
Do you show movies in the rain?
Yes we do still show movies in the rain. Snow is the only weather we cancel shows for. If we lose power once you have paid your admission, we will offer “NO POWER REPLAY” passes to allow you to return another night for free.
How do I hear the movies?
We still offer the old speakers on the poles for you to hear the movies and we also offer a FM broadcast on 88.1FM.
Can I bring lawn chairs or blankets?
Yes and we encourage folks to bring chairs or blankets to be able to sit out under the stars and enjoy the movies. Remember that we should also be able to get two cars between the speaker poles so put your chairs and blankets in front of or behind your vehicle , not beside them.
May I bring alcoholic beverages to the theatre?
Alcoholic beverages are STRICTLY PROHIBITED!!
May I bring my dog to the drive-in?
Yes we are a pet friendly theatre. We ask that you keep your dog on a leash and please clean up after your pet.
How long is your season?
We typically open in Mid-March and run through October. This is all dependent on the weather.
Can I bring outside food?
We encourage our patrons to use our concession stand at the drive-in to get all of their food, drinks and snacks. The concession stand is what helps keep the drive-in going from year to year as the movies studios take the majority of the box office. We do offer a full menu concession stand at an affordable pricing so please be sure to support the concession stand.
Can I rent out the drive-in for a private showing?
Yes we do rent out the drive-in on nights that we don’t normally show movies. Rental rates vary group to group. Please contact the Executive Director at email@example.com or 540-463-2618 for more information and pricing.
What is the parking policy for larger vehicles?
Our policy is that if your vehicle rooftop is higher than 6’3”, we ask that you park near the back of the drive-in or on the ends of the rows. This also applies if you open your lift gate. Your lift gate must not extend above the roof of the vehicle. We do have twine for you to tie your lift gates down located on the outside of the projection booth. We also ask that as a courtesy, if you have a large vehicle and park in front of someone, go back and ask if you’re blocking their view.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes we accept credit cards at the theatre. At the ticket booth there is a $0.50 transaction fee for using your credit card. In the concession stand there is a $5.00 minimum.
How far in advance do you know what you’re playing?
We generally know about 2 weeks ahead of time what we are playing. As soon as we have movies confirmed we update them on our Coming Soon page.
What if I have a question that is not addressed here?
Please contact our Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-463-2618.