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2016 Special Events Calendar

Listed below are the major events that we will have during our 2016 season.  We may add more events as the year progresses so keep an eye on this page and check back often to make sure you are not missing any of our fantastic events in our 60th Anniverary Season of Magical Movie Memories Under the Stars 






60th Anniversary Weekend 

June 17, 18, 19 - It's our BIG 60th Anniversary weekend!  Special prizes and activities all weekend long to celebrate our anniversary.  On Saturday, June 18th we will have the main event-- including ceremony marking the event, a live band, activities for the kids, a magician, anniversary cake, VIPS and more!  Come out and help us celebrate 60 beautiful years of "Magical Movie Memories Under the Stars"   (Please note: we may have to make Saturday, June 18th a RSVP night-- where you will have to reserve a spot to attend on that Saturday night - more details as the season progresses)


Bucket Rewards Night

Sunday, June 19th- as a charter member of The Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail (www.virginiakidstrail.com) our Mascot- "Bucket" will offer patrons that can show they have been to other Kids Trail partners (i.e; Discovery Museum, Nibblins, Great Country Farms, Alamo, Shenandoah Caverns, Harpers Ferry Activity Center, City of Harrisonburg, etc..) a free small soft drink (max 4 per family)...


Fourth of July Weekend

July 1, 2, 3- Triple Features (movies to be announced at a future date); giveaways, prizes, Live DJ music, patriotic activities 


Bring your Pet to the Drive-in

July 8, 9, 10 - we are a pet friendly theater --in fact we are the ONLY movie theater in the entire DC metro area that is PET FRIENDLY and we love to stage special events centered around our four legged furry family members-- and this season-- a great animated movie: SECRET LIFE OF PETS will highlight our love of pets!  During the opening weekend of this movie--we will have a bring your Pet to the drive-in event.  Pet activities, adoption opportunities and more!  DON'T MISS THIS EVENT!!!! 


Bucket's 3rd Annual Tailgate Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, July 10th- come out and celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the Shenandoah Valley Kid's Trail with their mascot "Bucket"-- visit with trial partners who will be set up to show how much fun it is to travel in the Shenandoah Valley as a family, activities, DJ music, prizes and more! Want to know more? Visit the Shenandoah Valley Kids Trail at: www.virginiakidstrail.com


Ghostbusters Weekend

Friday, Saturday, July 15-16: Come out and see the new Ghostbusters movie--come dressed as your favorite Ghostbuster!  Contests and prizes! 


 Rt. 11 Yard Crawl

Saturday, August 13- Come out and be part of this very popular event in the Shenandoah Valley--- just imagine 43 miles of yard sales! (Starts in Stephens City and goes to New Market, VA)  We open our facility to this big yard crawl-- you can come out and reserve a 20 x 20 space to sell items (reservation opportunities will be available June 1)-- or just come out and browse for some great deals--concessions will be available and you can stay for the movies!


Labor Day Weekend Movie Marathon

September 2, 3, 4 - Our 4th annual Labor Day weekend DUSK TO DAWN movie marathon---, live music from a DJ -- a recap of the best movies of the summer of 2016 all in one night!  Can you stay awake?  Bring your PJ's, Pillows, blankets and watch 4 or 5 movies on each screen all night long for the same low admission rate!  (this event is very popular--we urge you to make plans to arrive at the theatre early to claim your parking spot-- it does sell out!)


Annual Classic Car Show and Classic Movie Weekend

Saturday, September 17- (rain date: Saturday, September 24) -- bring your classic cars out for a our 6th Annual classic car show from 3- 7 PM, plaques, awards, activities, Live DJ music, etc... then stay for the classic movie: AMERICAN GRAFFITI  (American Graffiti will be shown on Friday, Sept 16th and Sunday, Sept 17th as well and will be paired with a current movie feature).


MONSTER RAMA Movie Weekend 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday October 7, 8, 9-- Our first ever-- Monster Rama Weekend--- remember all those Black and White "B" rated monster movies from the 50's, 60's and 70's?  They use to be a big part of the program for drive-in theatres back in those days--and several of our fellow drive-in theatres in the US have opted to do special weekends dedicated to Monster Rama films-- so we thought we'd give our patrons a chance to enjoy them at our theatre--- not into this classic style monster film?  Don't worry-- one of our screens will be dedicated to showing current movie products....that weekend as well...  movies will be announced later in the season.... mark your calendar to attend!! 


Columbus Weekend Triple Features 

Friday, Saturday,October 14, 15- A weekend of Triple Features!-- 3 movies on each screen for the one low admission price!


Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat & Costume Event

Saturday, October 22nd - 3- 7 PM  (Rain date: Saturday, October 29th) - Come out in costume for our annual Halloween Trunk or Treat and Costume Event-- bounce house for children, face painting, Kevin Owens - Magician, pumpkin patch, haunted trail, costume contest for all ages (babies to adults) and Pets!  Trunk or Treat from car to car!  Each car is expected to bring enough candy for 500 children (1 piece each).... movies will be seasonal (Halloween oriented)....(please note: this is our biggest event of the entire season-- we do sell out fast and you will need to arrive early (before 4:30 PM) to gain a spot to park for the evening.  We will offer auxillary parking to folks that want to bring chairs and blankets and walk into the theatre for the movies and event)