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Shankweiler's Drive In Theatre

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We decided to see the double feature, Alpha (8PM) and Meg (10PM), so that we would have a great... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2018
carmen l
Great family fun at an affordable price!

What could be better than sitting in the grass on a blanket or sitting in a chair watching movies... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Orefield, Pennsylvania
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4540 Shankweiler Rd, Orefield, PA 18069-2401
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

We decided to see the double feature, Alpha (8PM) and Meg (10PM), so that we would have a great spot and we did. Enjoyed the fact that the featured movies were current. The theatre offers all types of movie snacks and food. Although the popcorn...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank carmen l
Reviewed 27 August 2018

What could be better than sitting in the grass on a blanket or sitting in a chair watching movies outdoors on a beautiful summer evening? Close to home, family friendly movies (most rated G or PG13), good food, friends and neighbors. Been going to Shankweiler's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

This was the first time me and my 10 year old went to a drive-in movie. It was an awesome experience. Not to mention a whole lot cheaper than a regular movie theater. We got to see two movies, ordered a small popcorn, nachos and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kris G
Reviewed 9 July 2018

ive been going to Shankweilers since I was a kid-it is a great little outdoor movie theatre that kids young and old love going to

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 70boss302
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Family friendly, organized & clean. They have double features ($10 for adults-ya really can't beat that price). The concessions are very affordable and they have a wide variety to choose from. This is a lot of fun.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Joujoubeanz
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Cool place with double features. The people are nice but the movies are mostly animated for the little ones. Much cheaper than the theater.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Q2839ZCjamesm
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

I have a goal to see movies at at least 10 different drive-ins this Summer. I thought that since this was the oldest in the country, it would be a great addition to my list. I shot the theater an email to let them know...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Timchavers
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is a classic. Shankweiler's is the oldest drive in theatre in operation in the country. Well worth the drive

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank peter k
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Recently attended on a Saturday night for a double feature - $10 per person. 2 movies for $10!!! First feature starts after sundown, but coming early for a good viewing spot is recommended. Wife and I watched from the front seats of our car, but...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank travelmonkey71
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Our first drive In theater experience for a family with two young boys and was amazing. Plenty of area for the kids to play outside before the movie started we got 2 movies for the price of 1, you can get a lot of variety...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Damian R
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