Vali-Hi Drive-In

★★★★☆
  • 11260 Hudson Blvd N

    Lake Elmo, MN 55042

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  • 651-436-7464

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We went last night and it was a nice return to my childhood. We took my two younger children 14 and 10 so they'd have the chance to experience the Drive-In experience. Price good. Movie selection great. You need to get there early. We got there at 7:10 and parked in the 3rd row. It filled up for the next 90 minutes.

My smaller complaints are just observations and maybe it's me and not everyone else. Our family brought our baseball gloves and played catch for about an hour and then sat around outside our car. While sitting on our folding chairs just taking in the nice evening there was some dope with "Shane Rose Construction" on the side of his redneck 4WD pickup bellowing 93X hard rock from the back of his pickup. You could tell it was disturbing others and there were a couple of other families out there who clearly didn't want to listen to it. I mean, what ever happened to courtesy and thoughtfulness? You could hear it if you were 40 cars away and we had to endure it for over an hour. I'm a police officer myself and prefer to leave that at work if at all possible but it was very annoying frankly. But thanks Shane. We all really appreciated you sharing your choice of music with half the carloads at Vali-Hi.

Of course you couldn't get through the night without having to listen to the heavy thumping of a rap bass coming from someone elses vehicle to the rear of us some 100 feet. Neither was an issue during the playing of the features which showed these guys at least had an IQ of 50.

Are those big issues? No, but again, the era of thinking of other people is long gone. We now live in this rude "all about me" era. I guess I'd prefer to see Vali-Hi post signs to deal with this and send the on-duty Washington County Deputy out to enforce those things since they are obviously noise ordinance violations.

Lastly, we left after the second movie and it was a major traffic jam. We sat in the traffic for 15 minutes not moving and I finally turned around and exited at the entrance which I don't think you're supposed to do. They really have to come up with a better plan at Vali-Hi to deal with that issue. 800 cars trying to squeeze out one little exit? Come on guys. Otherwise, it was a great experience.

4
★★★★☆

We went last night and it was a nice return to my childhood. We took my two younger children 14 and 10 so they'd have the chance to experience the Drive-In experience. Price good. Movie selection great. You need to get there early. We got there at 7:10 and parked in the 3rd row. It filled up for the next 90 minutes.

My smaller complaints are just observations and maybe it's me and not everyone else. Our family brought our baseball gloves and played catch for about an hour and then sat around outside our car. While sitting on our folding chairs just taking in the nice evening there was some dope with "Shane Rose Construction" on the side of his redneck 4WD pickup bellowing 93X hard rock from the back of his pickup. You could tell it was disturbing others and there were a couple of other families out there who clearly didn't want to listen to it. I mean, what ever happened to courtesy and thoughtfulness? You could hear it if you were 40 cars away and we had to endure it for over an hour. I'm a police officer myself and prefer to leave that at work if at all possible but it was very annoying frankly. But thanks Shane. We all really appreciated you sharing your choice of music with half the carloads at Vali-Hi.

Of course you couldn't get through the night without having to listen to the heavy thumping of a rap bass coming from someone elses vehicle to the rear of us some 100 feet. Neither was an issue during the playing of the features which showed these guys at least had an IQ of 50.

Are those big issues? No, but again, the era of thinking of other people is long gone. We now live in this rude "all about me" era. I guess I'd prefer to see Vali-Hi post signs to deal with this and send the on-duty Washington County Deputy out to enforce those things since they are obviously noise ordinance violations.

Lastly, we left after the second movie and it was a major traffic jam. We sat in the traffic for 15 minutes not moving and I finally turned around and exited at the entrance which I don't think you're supposed to do. They really have to come up with a better plan at Vali-Hi to deal with that issue. 800 cars trying to squeeze out one little exit? Come on guys. Otherwise, it was a great experience.

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We had a great time, all kids age ranges from 9 to 19 and adults absolutely loved it here. We set up early, grilled, played ball and generaly had a tailgate party before the shows started.

Then, the kids bundled up in the back of the trucks, or on lawn chairs, kids were on top of the suv and we kicke back for a movie MARATHON...so much fun, we will be doing this again before the summer is out and we will be doing this every year!

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★★★★★

We had a great time, all kids age ranges from 9 to 19 and adults absolutely loved it here. We set up early, grilled, played ball and generaly had a tailgate party before the shows started.

Then, the kids bundled up in the back of the trucks, or on lawn chairs, kids were on top of the suv and we kicke back for a movie MARATHON...so much fun, we will be doing this again before the summer is out and we will be doing this every year!

Pros: great way to spend lots of time with the entire family

Cons: bathrooms

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This was such a fun evening!!! My kids (including the teens are begging me to take them again). We brought our mini grill, hotdogs, a cooler and lots of treats. Lawn chairs, sleeping bags, lots of pillows (for the back of the suv). Some people really came prepared with inflatable mattresses and one person even pulled out a reclyner from his truck! What a fun, fun time, its like a big tailgate party with movies at the end instead of some ball game. Three movies for 8 bucks per person, cant beat that (kids under 12 are $1) and the concessions are reasonabley priced as well. Bring the kids, friends and just relax and have fun.

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★★★★★

This was such a fun evening!!! My kids (including the teens are begging me to take them again). We brought our mini grill, hotdogs, a cooler and lots of treats. Lawn chairs, sleeping bags, lots of pillows (for the back of the suv). Some people really came prepared with inflatable mattresses and one person even pulled out a reclyner from his truck! What a fun, fun time, its like a big tailgate party with movies at the end instead of some ball game. Three movies for 8 bucks per person, cant beat that (kids under 12 are $1) and the concessions are reasonabley priced as well. Bring the kids, friends and just relax and have fun.

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There are only a couple drive ins around the Twin Cities and this is one of them! I really like the location of Vali-Hi and the layout is great. They usually play three movies and they have concession stands.

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★★★★★

There are only a couple drive ins around the Twin Cities and this is one of them! I really like the location of Vali-Hi and the layout is great. They usually play three movies and they have concession stands.

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fun place to go! good for a date or simply a family night out! tends to be late but it's perfect for the summer

5
★★★★★

fun place to go! good for a date or simply a family night out! tends to be late but it's perfect for the summer

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I went to Vali-Hi nearly every weekend in 2008, but this year the movie selection has been terrible so far! At least one movie has been the same for a month now, and it's not even that good!
The movie selections in general this summer have not been family-oriented so far.
The movies in themselves are pretty terrible, considering the fact that there are several great movies out this summer that are not showing here...

3
★★★☆☆

I went to Vali-Hi nearly every weekend in 2008, but this year the movie selection has been terrible so far! At least one movie has been the same for a month now, and it's not even that good!
The movie selections in general this summer have not been family-oriented so far.
The movies in themselves are pretty terrible, considering the fact that there are several great movies out this summer that are not showing here...

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It was a few years ago that I had experienced going to this drive-in. I didn't even know these still existed but I am glad I went. It wasn't the best movie (The Cell) but it was well worth the experience.

3
★★★☆☆

It was a few years ago that I had experienced going to this drive-in. I didn't even know these still existed but I am glad I went. It wasn't the best movie (The Cell) but it was well worth the experience.

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