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awesome way to get autistic kid to movie theater!
April 08, 2018
I've never been to a drive in theater before. I took my autistic son who cannot stand regular theatres and we had sooooo much fun! Having the privacy of being in our own car made all the difference. This was a night out that would have otherwise been impossible.
February 08, 2018
Love this place. It’s always a great time. Food is good, staff is nice and competent. Dark nighttime scenes are sometimes hard to see on screen (however this is also dependent on weather) and the bathrooms could use a little love and care but it is still the #1 choice for date night every time.
January 18, 2018
I grew up seeing all my movies at the 400 drive-in and still fondly remember being the only one in my parents old red Galaxy 500 being awake when the death star exploded on the screen back in 1977. The food varies from drive in to drive in from great to terrible. No problem, we bring McDonalds when we go to one of those theaters. Bathrooms are filthy but the outdoor portable washrooms (not portapotties) make up for it. Service with a smile from teens working their first jobs. We park our truck at the back and have a proper view of the screen. I have a futon mattress in the back and a Dewalt rechargeable construction radio with good sound. I have no complaints about the comfort level. I love the drive in experience and it is my first choice as I don't have to deal with rude people on cell phones during first run movies on opening night. One real complaint I have is that they need to brighten the image on the screen. Night time scenes are constantly hard to see (annabell origins is one that comes to mind). Very hard to see whats going on. Overall experience is great and I am happy that this stuff is still around in a world of digital downloads and Blueray/DVD. er I would give anything to go back in time and re-watch Star Wars with my family at the 400 drive-in again!
PEOPLE COMPLAIN TOO MUCH!
September 19, 2017
To all those who use this as a vehicle to complain - you quite obivously never attended any of the other drive ins that used to grace this fine province of ours (Elmvale, 400, 7/27, Huntsville etc. etc.) which are now sorrowfully defunct due to the tremendous rise in property values and an aging population of drive in owners with no one wishing to continue the tradition (Elmvale). As a child, youth, young adult and now a 45 year old, I have always loved going to the drive in and let me tell you this - none of the drive in theatre washrooms I have ever come across were ever anything much above a horse stall in their cleanliness, the concessions were always full of stale popcorn, lackadaisical teenage staff and food quality control that fell somewhere between non existent and something you would expect from a prison camp and anyone partaking of any of these amenities at any point in the history of the drive in and expecting more was in for a shock. All of this does nothing to dull the true drive in experience that the 5 drive in offers up in abundance in terms of the magic that going to see a movie in your own car delivers. Now with the digital projectors and the technological leaps and bounds that automotive sound systems have gone though since the days of single speaker AM radios (and even the horrid drive in lot post speakers) its better than ever and I for one would like to say bravo and tell all the complainers that if they want perfectly clean washrooms, great food choice, DTX dolby digital surround sound to stop complaining and stay home. Or, as one poster suggested - go spend $100++ for you and your family to see one move at a theatre. $25 for me, my family and two movies (sometimes as many as 4 during holiday summer weekend dusk till dawns) is a fantastic deal and nothing beats it period.
better than $100 at the movie theater.
August 17, 2017
The food is awful! we always bring our own chips and pop..I know it's wrong but so is paying $30 for cold hotdogs and stale popcorn. bathrooms are typical ..could be cleaned up of cobwebs . but 2 movies for the price of one can't be beat. plus little park for kids to play in and you can bring your dog. nice night inexpensive for a family.
August 07, 2017
This is the worst establishment I have ever been to. No running water or flushable toilets.
August 07, 2017
I went on Sunday aug 7 and the water was not working in this facility which meant the toilets were not flushing and there was no water to wash your hands! How was the place not shut down? Plus the bathrooms looked like they had never seen a broom or mop ever!! There were cobwebs as big as my head and when I told the girl at the snack bar she giggled and then told her friend who also giggled. Morons run this place and the staff is stupid. I will be reporting this to the health department.
Great family option
July 29, 2017
Been coming here with my kids for over 10yrs and can say that there is no better bang for the buck. From the quality of the films to the play area for my little one. It's truley a family atmosphere. The "canteen" is reasonably priced for a theater. The kids working behind the counter are respectable and competent. I highly recommend this as a alternative to the theater for any larger family.
First and last
July 08, 2017
This is literally the worst place first of all there is no direction from staff at all your just told the price and screen number and supposed to figure it our then your told where to park you have no choice i drive a small suv not a door mp truck i dont have my hatch open so im not sure what the problem is anyway then we went to the canteen what a dump that is filthy is an understatement customer service is a joke paid 30 bucks for cold hotdogs stale buns flat warm pop cold fries no napkins or condiments when i said my pop was warm and flat the little twit kept saying what what what now im english canadian and it looked like she was too so i dont know where the language gap was coming from then when i showed her the cup and said pop i was told i was rude the so called manager came over and offered no apology i had to ask for ice and then was told that someone was gonna fill the condiments that was 30 mins ago still nothing i will never waste my time ormoney coming here ahain its a complete failure
NEVER EVER AGAIN
July 07, 2015
I've been going here for years, but it seems there's new management now. I went with my wife and 3 kids (all under 5 years old) and we were asked to move 4 TIMES!!!! after we settled in with our lawn chairs and had our food ready to eat, they asked us to move AGAIN!! i told the guy in charge i wasn't going to move again, and that I'd rather leave. He said and I quote "you HAVE to, or you can leave" I asked for my money back and he said " we don't issue refunds here, you should've read the sign coming in". I told him there was no sign stating we'd be moved multiple times and be treated like dirt. He shrugged his shoulders and walked away. As he walked away, 3 other very angry people approached him, and he just kept walking. They were having the same problem I was. What a shame, this used to be a great place to take a date, or the kids. I was FURIOUS and I didn't wanna disappoint my kids so we stayed. but i'll NEVER go back again. EVER.