Theater Policies:

Frequently Asked Questions:

1) When do movies begin? - We show at dusk. The theatre box office opens at: 7 PM.

2) What is your booking policy? - We show G,PG, PG-13 and R rated films- we do not show NC-17 rated films

3) How often do you change movies? - We change features according to studio contracts-- often times new movies have a minimum run period of 2 weeks but some studios require 3 or 4 weeks. We frequently change our co-features on a weekly basis. Demand for the movie also determines how long we keep the product,

4) Do you show 3-D movies?  No we are not equipped for 3-D movies

5) Why don't you charge by the car load?  Studios require a per person admission price for newer movies. Adult rate is $9 Children rate for children ages 3-11- $4. Children below age 3- Free; children 12 and above are charged at adult rates (per studio contracts) 

6) Do we show movies in the rain?  Yes we do-- we play rain or moon shine-- there are NO RAIN CHECKS 

7) How do you hear the movies?  Via our car speakers; your FM stereo radio (94.9 FM for Screen #1 or 92.9 FM for Screen #2); or bring a portable radio.  We do offer some portable radios for rental.

8) Can I back my car into the spot and open a tailgate or sit in the back of a pick-up truck?   Yes- tailgates that are high and may obstruct viewing from behind your vehicle may be subject to be tied in a lower position.

9) Can I bring lawn chairs, blankets, etc...?  Yes-- however all chairs must be set up in front of your vehicle

10) Do you charge extra for special events before the movie?  NO- if you plan on coming to the event and staying to see the movie-- if you just plan on attending an event and leaving there is a $10 charge per vehicle

11) May I bring my dog?  Yes- we are pet friendly. Please lesh them and pick up after them. No dog walking on the playground please!

12) How long is your operating season?  March thru early December. We operate weekends (Fri/Sat/Sun) only in the spring and fall months and 7 nights a week during the summer months (June/July)

13) Can organized groups attend during a specific night?  Yes- please call Jim Kopp (540-514-6145) to make arrangements

14) Do you offer any special services for hearing impaired individuals?  Yes- we offer open captions on Sunday nights 

Theater Policies & FAQ

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS POLICIES (revised 9/27/2020)

1) You must maintain a 6 ft distance between you and other movie guests

2) It is highly recommended that you wear a mask or facecovering during your visit. Masks are currently required when in our building- which is our restrooms.-- It's optional otherwise but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

3) Please wash your hands and sanitize them regularly during your visit.

4) On Friday, Saturday nights- it is HIGLY RECOMMENDED that you purchase movie tickets ONLINE to ensure adequate parking and spacing.   Ticket link: (https:familydriveintheatre.ticketleap.com)

5) We are operating at a 50% capacity- therefore our shows sell out on weekends fast! PARKING is being returned to TWO vehicles per set of Speaker Poles..(NORMAL PARKING FORMAT) there is 20 ft between poles- with the two vehicles you have enough space for "distancing".... if you feel you need more space- please take a back row space and park in the middle of the parking spot. 

6) Our concession stand is currently off limits from patrons- therefore you must use an APP (FAN FOOD) to order concessions- and once we are done with your order we will notify you that your food is ready for pick-up.  (You may download the FAN FOOD app from the Google Store or Apple Store or access our menu via your phone internet brower at: fanfood.app/familydrivein  During this time we have had to suspend some food items and discontinue our popular drink/popcorn refill program. 

7) Two people at a time are permitted in our restrooms- they are sanitized regularly.

1. No ball playing on the playground- if you want to playball- use the other grassy areas.

2. Speed limit in the theatre is: 5 MPH

3. No alcoholic beverages or drugs permitted on theatre property

4. Smoking in designated areas only

5. No open air fires or grills

6. Use only one parking space - please put blankets in chair in front of your vehicle.

7. Use parking lights during show times-- PLEASE turn off all lights (when parked) during show times

8. Please besure to check around your vehicle before you leave to ensure that you have not left any item or anyone and that you are clear to pull out of the space without hitting the poles or other cars

9. Please use theatre exits-- they are on the opposite side of how you entered the theatre

10. No profanity will be tolerated --customers that become obnoxious are subject to be removed from the theatre.

11. No laser pointers allowed

12. No cam-cording or (Facetiming) of the movies-- it is illegal and will subject you to arrest and prosecution

13. No screen switching- the admission price you paid buys you the right to see the two movies on the screen you wanted to see-- screen switching is illegal by studio contracts and subjects those who switch screens to expulsion.

14. Please put all trash into trash containers

15. Please curb your dog and pick up after them.

16. No sitting on top of the vehicles

17. The playground closes when the movies begin

18. Any outside food brought to the theatre will require you to purchase a $10 per car outside food permit.

19. Have fun!

1) Your online movie ticket guarantees you admission and a parking spot- it DOES NOT guarantee you the best parking spots since parking is on a first-come-first served basis.

2) All times listed on your tickets are the gate "open" and gate "closed" times- actual movie time is at dusk (Currently 9 PM)

3) When ordering online movie tickets- you will get an email confirmation with your tickets attached-- please besure to use the correct email address so that you can get the email confirmation.

4) You DO NOT need to print out your tickets- just have them readily available to be viewed on your phone when you arrive at the theatre. Most of the time, we just ask you for your name and which movies you are attending and check you in that way (we provide a master list of attendees to our box office each night)

5) We have no control over convenience fees charged by Ticketleap.com

6) Movie tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE-- so please besure that you plan on attending.  If something comes up, the theatre will normally work with you to use the tickets on another night - as long as the same movies are playing.   Studios control ticket revenue and their policies require no refunds- so movie tickets are much like sporting event or concerts where tickets once purchased are non-refundable.

7) If the show is sold out and you desire to add another person to your vehicle, you may purchase the ticket(s) needed upon your arrival. That goes as well for our Food Permit Fee-- should you wish to purchase a food permit after purchasing tickets- you may purchase them at the box office.

Online Ticket Information & Policies

Check this page for Coronavirus Policies; Regular Theatre policies; Frequently Asked Questions; Online ticketing rules and Groupon/Certifikid policies

Groupon/Certifikid Voucher Redemption Policy:

Because of the Pandemic regulations- we are operating at 50% capacity and must manage our parking spots so that we do not exceed 225 cars; therefore all Groupon or Certifikid voucher users must follow these procedures to make a reservation to attend a movie:

1) Go to our ticketing site: (https:familydriveintheatre.ticketleap.com) and select the movie and date that you want to attend.

2) Look down the various ticketing options and look for: "Groupon/Certifikid Reservation" if it is available- enter your name and Quantity 1 to reserve your spot and vehicle.

3) If it is not available- (Sold out) you will have to pick another night or movie- since we are severely limited to 225 cars for the entire theatre,Groupons and Certifikids are limited to 5 vouchers per night, per movie.  (You can not use another reservation mode (Season Pass or Date Night) in that those spots are for our Season Pass holders and Date Night holders (Not Groupon or Certifikid)

4) Bring the orginal Groupon voucher (on your phone) or Certifikid voucher (paper) to the box office so that we can redeem the vouchers

15) Once we enter the theatre- can we leave and re-enter without an additional charge?  NO- Studio contracts require us to charge for re-entry!