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49er Drive-In Theatre

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Address: 675 N Calumet Ave, Valparaiso, IN 46383-7902
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+1 219-462-6122

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A great way to spend an evening with someone special

A great way to fall back in time for older folks and for the younger adults to enjoy what we did,(-: Movies are relatively current. concessions are are very moderately priced... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Valparaiso, Indiana
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great way to fall back in time for older folks and for the younger adults to enjoy what we did,(-: Movies are relatively current. concessions are are very moderately priced. Family friendly. Not a lot of these venues still around, but hoping this one stays for many years. Great place.

Thank hgwilk1
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I love bringing the kids to the drive in. I can't wait to go this summer. It's so fun to play outside before the movie, get some snacks and just enjoy. If you are going and don't know what to expect..this isn't your typical movie. It's clearly outside. It's huge. It's not crystal clear HD quality. The sound isn't top... More 

Thank Explorerfam5
Valparaiso, Indiana
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93 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

I am so glad that the 49er is still open. This is a great venue to enjoy time with your family. Classic!

Thank Mark R
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We were lucky to go twice this past Summer. The first was on a very busy opening night of a kids movie. We got there about 15 minutes prior to the start, the lot was packed, but surprisingly we found a spot. People show up much earlier and set up games and hang out - all the kids find each... More 

Thank Katy J
Valparaiso, Indiana
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The 49er Drive-In Theatre is a classic experience where you can see a double feature of fun films from the comfort of your car or lawn chair!

Thank rubybug
Valparaiso, Indiana
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159 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I have gone to this place my whole life. It had been a few years since I had been. I love that the owners have done a few update, but have kept the old time feel. Gone are the days of the speaker hanging on the car window, now you use your FM radio. This makes the sound so much... More 

Thank MadDogTraveler
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We went to go see Star Trek and Suicide Squad tonight. The drive in isn't what it used to be. Their projector is dimming drastically and we couldn't see anything for the first 35 minutes, after which we let management know. When brought to their attention, the staff was VERY rude. We were told that it was just the way... More 

Thank Lavon O
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We saw "Suicide Squad" there on its' opening weekend. It was packed, but we still had luck finding a good spot from which to watch the show. I suppose the only complaint was that --- as the movie was sort of a dark thriller (in terms of its lighting, not its theme) it was very hard at times to see... More 

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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

You don't see too many drives in around anymore. Having one in Valpo is a great and nostalgic thing. Also a great value for the price. Definitely have to visit if you've never been or are just looking for an entertaining nigh!

Thank Tyler B
Northfield, Minnesota
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71 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I love drive-ins. They seem to keep closing around were we live, so when we are traveling I also try to make sure to check if they surrounding areas have one. We were staying at Indiana Dunes State Park and picked this to end our stay. It was great our kids loved it. I would recommend it and would go... More 

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