Once a popular Saturday night date destination, drive-in movie theaters are now a dying breed. But in honor of National Drive-in Movie Day on June 6, we've found three that are hanging on.Pack up the kids and load up the car. Everyone needs to experience a drive-in movie at least once in their lifetime! Here are three drive-in theaters still operating in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
1309 5th Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
This theater (sadly) only averages one showing per month through November. But there's good news, too: they already have their film schedule all lined up!
July 7 -- "Coming to America"
Aug. 4 -- "Chef"
Sep. 1 -- "Days of Thunder"
Sep. 29 -- "Clue"
Nov. 3 -- "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
$10 parking fee | Free for walk-ins
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3417 Eastern Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21220
Around since 1956, this theater claims to be biggest continually-operated theater screen in the nation. It has triple features on Fridays through Sundays, and the movie schedule varies from week to week, based on what movies are currently in theaters. Check their web site for this week's schedule!
General Admission varies ($5- $10) |Children, age 4 to 10: $5
The Family Drive-In Theatre 5890 Valley Pike U.S. 11 Stephens City, VA 22655
This pet-friendly theater is only open on weekends. It, too, has been in operation since 1956 and offers many "classic" features (a playground, car speakers, retro pre-show music) and "modern" features, too (digital projection, movie stereo sound, and concessions). Check their web site for each week's scheduled movies!
Adults: $8 | Children, age 3 to 11: $4
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Have you been to one of these drive-in theaters? What was your experience like? Tell us about it!