As the weather warms up, a perfect family outing is the drive-in movie theater in Stephen's City (near Winchester, VA). We love going to the drive-in! It is a wonderful way to spend the evening together, have fun, and see a couple movies. We rarely get to the regular movie theater because it is expensive to go without the kids (cost of tickets and babysitter, plus we generally like to have dinner as well), and our kids are still a little young to come along and quietly sit still through most movies.
The Family Drive-In allows us to see newly released movies with the kids and not have to worry if they are sitting still and being quiet. They can watch the movie with the freedom to move around, talk, and play with toys we brought along. We pack a picnic dinner, arrive early so we get a front row spot, let the kids play on the retro playground and turn the back of our van into a comfortable, cushiony space to settle in and watch the movie.
Every weekend (Friday- Sunday), the drive-in plays double features on 2 screens. Screen 1 is generally geared towards families, but this is dependent on release dates of family movies in theaters. On screen 2 they play a double feature geared more towards adults. Tickets this season are $8 for adults and $4 for children. This price includes both movies on your screen, but you can leave after the first one if you don't want to stay for the second movie.