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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1) When do the movies begin and when do you open each night?
We show at "dusk". We open the theatre box office at: 6 PM. Please note: on Friday and Saturday nights, we tend to get long lines of vehicles waiting to enter the theatre. If you want the best parking spots, we recommend that you come early. If you are coming from the south (Middletown, Strausburg, etc.) and coming directly up Rt. 11, please read the new line-up rules on our Driving Directions page.
2) What is your booking policy?
We exhibit G, PG, PG-13 and some mild R rated films geared towards family or young adult entertainment. We do not exhibit "hard core" R or NC-17 films which contain heavy language or graphic violent, sexual content.  After all-- we are as our name implies: "A Family Drive-In Theatre"
3) How often do you change your movies?
We change our films on Fridays. For box office hits, we will normally keep them as one of our double features for two,three, four or five weeks.
4) Do you show 3D movies?
No- 3D will not work properly in a drive-in theatre environment--light on the screen is reduced 50% for 3D films-which means a 3D film would be very dark on our screens--and would not make a good film presentation to our quests.
5) Why don't you charge by the "car load"?
The movie studios requires a per person admission charge for recent movie releases.
6) Can I switch screens to see different movies?
You can if you want to pay another movie admission for the other movie you want to see.  "Screen Switching" as it is called in the industry, is specifically prohibited in the movie contracts with multiple screen theatres; unless the patron pays for another movie admission to see the "other" movie.
7) Do you show movies in the rain?
We show movies in the rain. Shows will ONLY be cancelled if there is a power loss from weather-related circumstances.
8) How do you hear the movies?
We have the portable speakers on each pole that you can use. We also broadcast the movie sound via FM frequencies to your car radio.
9) Can I bring Lawn Chairs, blankets to the theatre?
Yes-- however, you must use lawn chairs in front of your car and can not put chairs or blankets in roadways in front of your car.  Blankets can not be used on the gravel but can be used on the grassy areas in front of the screens.
10) Can I back into the parking spot and open my tailgate? or use the bed of my pick-up truck to watch the movies?
Yes by all means--with tailgates we may ask you to lower it a bit or tie it off if it is blocking the view of movie guests behind you.
11) Do you charge extra for special events in the season?
No- for those planning on attending an event and staying for a movie-- but we do charge a small fee for folks that want to visit for an event, and not stay for the movies-- those charges are used to help 'offset' the cost of the event.

12) May I bring Alcoholic Beverages to the theatre?
Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited
13) May I bring my dog to the theatre?
We are a "pet friendly" theatre and welcome family pets, as long as you control them while at the theatre and "pick up" after them when necessary. 
14) Do you have a playground?
Yes- parents must supervise children at all times on the playground.  The playground is intended for use by our youngest patrons; therefore children over age 12 should not be allowed to use playground equipment. The playground closes at show time and all children must go back to their parents vehicle when movies begin.
15) How long is your operating season?
Typically Mid-March thru the end of November. 
16) Can I bring in outside food?
You may bring in outside food-- but, please realize that outside food seriously hurts the chances of this theatre surviving for years to come.  Unfortunately, the movie studios take the majority of $$ paid for admission, leaving this theatre with having to survive on concessions--so if you decide to bring in outside food-- we ask that you also patronize our concession stand. Your patronage of our concession stand will be greatly appreciated and will help us keep movies under the stars for years to come!!! 
16) Can organized groups attend a movie?
We would love to talk with groups that want to attend a movie "under the stars" with us-- if you have a group that would like to plan an outing-- please feel free to contact us via email: familydriveintheatre@yahoo.com or via phone: (540) 514-6145.

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