Reviews of 61 Drive In Theatre (Movie Theater)

1228 US-61, Delmar, IA 52037

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REVIEWS OF 61 Drive In Theatre IN Iowa

Evelyn Uresti

Brian Dean

Awesome place, was my first time there.

Heidi Woodyard

Anthony Johnson

This is movies done right. Why be cramped into an outrageously priced theater which often times is too cold. For the price of one you get two, often, first run movies, the same week they open in multiplexes. Too cold, bring your favorite blanket and relax in your favorite chair or blow up couch. Want true surround sound, your the master of your own audio. There is a train, sandbox, volleyball court, swingset and large field to keep you entertained should you arrive a little early.

Charlene Smith

Awesome place to watch current movies under the stars. Good, clean snack bar. Come early as they fill up fast!

Melanie Justice

Sariah Meyers

I've been coming here since my family moved to Iowa years ago! It's a fabulous place for family nights, a night out with friends and date nights! Two movies in one night, concession stand with food and snacks, restrooms, they do trolly/train rides some nights, lots of parking space AND they even have some outdoor play equipment for the kids. We usually come early and hang out, play catch or frisbee and just relax. It's a perfect night out! Bonus, they also have some radios for rent in case you need it!

Charles Bryant

Went for a movie that started at 8:30. The projector tore up and they refused to refund the money collected. Movie finally began first feature after 10:00. The video quality was worse than a pirated bootleg. Words on the screen blurred beyond focus. It was obvious the drive in was willing to play anything of any quality to not have to compensate the people who drove from all over the state to see a movie. If the owners are not going to repair the outdated, delapitated equipment, they should concider selling the drive in as an antique that served well in its time.

Pamela Clark

Jeremy Brown

Nice family atmosphere and economical because you can bring in a drink if your thisty. Just be sure to spend some money at concessions to support them.

Tony Ellis

Great picture, Excelent sound. All around a great time.

Carly Swank

Drive in 61 is such a fun and classical place to take your family. Its very reasonable for a double feature and we always get popcorn and pizza there while we wait for the movies to start! For the price of a movie date night for me and my husband we can do this instead and it's fun for the whole family.

Nisha Raghwani

Best experience

brianna watson

Lost my phone there. Drove the 2+ hours to get there and the owner was on site. Helped me walk the field looking and even helped me dig through the garbage after realizing it was in the dumpster. Lol. Have loved going here since I was a child and will continue the tradition. Thank you for being a great establishment and being great people as well! ❤

Chris Remrey

Affordable family fun.


There isn't really a bad place to park. The concessions are a good price and the bathrooms were clean.

Greg Krueger

Great way to see a movie.

Shannon Schmitz

Always a great time ❤ the prices and staff

Bellatrix Lestrange

Good times-double features-train for kiddies. A fun night out

Bryce Hotchkiss

Brett Massey

The staff is friendly and it's cheap to but popcorn and pop and the tickets to get in is cheap too! What a deal 2 movies for the price of 1! If you get there early there is a playground for the kids to play on while waiting! Such a great one of a kind place!

Bill Woodward

old school drive in. great concession stand. double features everytime. we always love it

dawn stuart

61 drive in is tiered so everyone can see the screen no matter where you are parked or what you drive. They have snacks and drinks for everyone! They play updated movies and a playground and train for kids. You also get 2 movies for the price of 1.

Stacy Parker

Family friendly!! Great time at a good price!

sandy hosford

Sarah Rewey

Love the snacks, and popcorn... And there is a kind of playground, but with like outdoor games before the movies start. I like the movies, and sound quality, and the sound can be on the radio to listen to in your car.

Roger Gaul

One of the few drive-in movie theaters left. The experience is great!

Christine Baker

Fantastic, A wonderful piece of yesterday totally up to date . A great Value with 1st run entertainment! Nice staff, great sound through your own radio and huge beautiful new screen. I don't go enough to this outdoor cinema. It gets the top shows the first weekend they are released and it is like an Imax without the Imax prices.Go early and have a picnic then settle in foor a great night.

jman 2019

Really fun experience. Also great place for friends to hang out at and watch movies.

Thomasine Neal

Great movies with a bountiful concession store!

Amanda Bieber

Awesome price for two movies. Concessions are reasonable and there is a jump pack if your car dies!

Chris Clarke

Nice place to see a movie. Concessions were clean, as were the rest rooms, definitely going again!


Love this place! You hardly see these around anymore. Glad they're still going strong

Amy Lorenz

First time here and it was very neat! The concession food is very affordable for a wide variety. You can bring coolers and your own food if you desire. Lots of fun stuff for the kids to do while you're waiting for the movie to start. Although I think that they should put the portable potties far away from the concession building.

Krystle Curler

Best drive in I love it and would not go anywhere else!

Barb Letsch

Kathy Bitter

It's a great outing for a family! It's makes a movie a special memory. To top it off, I messaged on FB to get last minutes info on available space. They replied in just a few minutes!

Vicki Rehnstrom

Bring your own chairs, blankets and food. A great family activity.

Craig Cox

Watch a couple movies outside always enjoyable

Janee Levsen

Great place!!

Dirk Wegener

Nice drive in.

jim budde

Fun place to go on a summer evening lots to do for kids , train rides , swings ,tetherball,and,volleyball. Full service food stand with pizza and burgers and ice cream. Movies are usually first run and always a double feature. You can also bring in outside food.

Harley Hershey

Tim Davenport

Saralyn Ostwinkle

Always a blast here!!!! Great movies and family fun!!

Jared Ellerhoff

Although i love the idea of a drive-in movie, the persistent highway noise and traffic headlights right behind the screen at 61 pretty much ruins the experience. If you aren't an hour or more early, you'll be stuck behind the concession stand with a view the proportion of watching your phone. Tons of mini vans and suvs with the tailgates open blocking views. Tons of loudmouths and whiney kids. Modern cars turn off accessory power after 15 minutes so don't count on your car system for audio. Just a bit of a let-down.

Chris Busker

Not bad for the worst seat in the house! This is a really cool place to go. Get there early to get a good seat! My only criticism is that I wished they played the Beauty and the Beast before the PG-13 movie instead of after.

Amanda Mcdaniel

Best place ever!

Lisa Persels

Nicole Rowe

It is awsome

The Real Chris Griffin

Love this place great for the kids free train rides swings and teather ball


This place is a wonderful gem! Located right off of Route 61 in rural Iowa, it is a great place to take the family for an outdoors night at the movies. Recently updated to digital projection, the picture is great. Sound is delivered via FM radio, so either bring your own or rent one from the concessions stand. There's a great place for kids to play in a field right in front of the screen, along with some swings and a train that kids can ride once for free on weekends. The parking is laid out wonderfully, with rolling hills throughout, making it easy to angle your car or sitting towards the screen. Our family brings an air mattress and lays out under the stars for the movie, along with a boombox for audio. On the weekends, get there at box office opening time or you'll be way in the back!

Anezka Lungwitz

This place is amazing,we love to go here, not to far of a drive, my only suggestion is take a radio so you can hear better

Adrienne Freeborn

Great prices for movies and concession stand friendly staff and clean restrooms.

Maddie Johnson

I love this drive in!!!!! The only complaint that I have is that the concession prices are ridiculously high, we pay them because it’s date night and it’s a great time.

Sarah Gilles

Beth Kerkove

What a good throw back place for a date night... Kids love it. Don't take kids to a double feature, unless you want everyone to fall asleep. But a great place, nonetheless. Prices in the concessions are fairly priced and there is not really a bad seat in the house.

Candice Dague

One of our family's favorite places for summer fun. Check the website for advice on making a successful trip. A great affordable night of family fun.

Torrie Schoon

I love the drive in! I love that u can order pizza and have it delivered to u at the drive inn.. or bring ur own treats and food! I had a great time!

Todd Knutsen

great family experience

Kimi Adasme

Steven Tegeler

Really like talking The Mystery Machine to the 61 drive in. Like spending time with my family there Can not beat the price of 8 dollars for two movies. Also have great snacks there too

Scarlett Meier

Kimberly Dobrowolski

I love that they're family friendly, but we actually went to the week where they played the more adult selection and had so much fun WITHOUT the kids. Highly recommend, but please do your own research on what's showing and who should attend!

Dennis Fry

Great place to watch movies in tube summer.

Angela Theisen

Great time for all ages. Thank you


Always a great time

jacob cook

It was a very fun place to be I'd recommend going it's a fun family experience.

Miguel Angel

Great place for Drive In Movies. Loved the Pizza, the popcorns and the service. The projection of the movie is also amazing!

Nikki Hinrichs


cynthia loudenback

Everything was great except the fact there are no guidance for people to use to park. They have big gaps in between each other. Mini vans should not be in the first couple rows. Their tail gates disrupt your screen view when you're behind them.

Ray Meeks-Mosley

Great price on food! Kid friendly atmosphere and still fun for the adults! Im definatly coming back next year!

Nichole Rutan

Amy Klein

Great experience! Great prices, great picture and sound! Will be back. Lots of food and beverage to chose from.

Kristi Loveless

Great place! Reasonable prices! Friendly staff!

tim Glock

Awesome Drvie in theater. Very clean and also taken care of. Food is very good and affordable. Employees are very nice. I highly recommend this Drive in theater.

Ryan Hall

Decent drive-in but hurt by it's proximity to the Highway and sound options. Definitely worth a look if you're in the area and looking to do something unique, just be sure to bring your own radio or keep your vehicle stereo on for the duration of the movie - the radio equipment that you can rent from the concession stand is old and functions poorly.

Minecraft Fun 'n stuff

Nice films showings!

Matthew Miskell

We are spoiled to have such a hidden gem here in Iowa. Drive-ins are few and far between but this one is top notch!

J Liske

Nice way to watch a movie

Marianna Griesacker

Best Drive Inn theater ever!!!!

Michelle Van Sloten

Always love it here at the drive-in. Kind people who own and operate it.

Jordan Ridgeway

Sandra Costello

Great family fun


Great atmosphere. Great movies! It's also affordable. 2 movies for the price of one! Lots of summer fun!

KITA Osborne

Great movies great food great place to make family memories swings for the kids to go on and a sand box for kids

Nicholas Hansen

Great food great movies great atmosphere definitely recommend to all my friends

donavon burton

Great for making out with your gf!

Samantha Lauritzson

Love love this drive in!

Lesley Shepherd

Very nice, clean family fun!

Brooke Seeser

Fun place to go for all ages. Great prices.

Destiny Heinrich

Because it is a cool place and the movies where awesome

Jeff Johnson

Always a great time and a nice area.

Oscar Richie IV

The best place to spend your summer evening with your honey. I’m bringing my in laws next time (in a separate car...)

Kathryn Langguth

Israel Sanchez

Amazing theater! My first drive in ever and it was definelty one to remember! This location offers a wide variety of concessions spanning snacks to more filling options. They even let you bring in your own food and alcohol, pretty rare for a drive in! Double feature rocks and they have hills built into their "stadium" to position your car to best suit your viewing angle. Sound is tuned through car radios and they have restrooms on site. Take a break and look up during a film and you'll see a sky full of stars! Definelty recommend. BTW they have dippin dots

Dallas Deckert

4 Da Love of Chocolate hannah

Awesome time every time never had a bad time at the 61 drive in very well priced

Andrew Flynn

Besides the rude people.leaving doors open during Movie, turning lights on every 10 mins, Movies Inside vehicles playing......didn"t really get to watch or see Movie we pd to watch....Done with Drive-Ins!!

Danelle Hungerford

This is my favorite drive in. The people are so kind. Great concessions. They let you bring in your own food and drinks which is awesome. I hate that it's on the highway since semis like to honk but that doesn't take away from me loving this place.

Ami Olson

How can you beat 2 movies for the price of a matinee

Robert Meyer

A rare find....must go!

Bulldozer Allen

Great place for a movie

Sharon Thomas

Great place to be. Nostalgia for the adults, fun pre-movie activities for the kids, excellent movies

Heather Teeter

David Voy

Great Entertainment for the whole family!

Carrie Hildebrant

manda bebensee

A great place w kids and family, couples, and date night. So much fun at a great price.

Jennifer Fredericks

Good when I was a kid. Good now.

Chris Steiner

it's great to go to the drive-ins and lots of fun for the kids just remember to go early because people don't know how to park and spaces fill in quick

Allie B

A wonderful piece of nostalgia! There's always a double feature.

Emalissa Hunt

I've been going here for years I love it so much it's quaint and you can bring your pets

Beth Muse

Built in 1950 this Drive-In is one of the few left in the country. It holds approximately 350 cars. Movie prices are great! Double features and the newest movies out. Prices for the concession stand are an extremely good value also; but expect to wait in line! I would wait for a lull in the show and go then.

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Terrence Schnoor

Good place to see movies

Austin Ostwinkle

The 61 drive in is great! Always fun to bring a big group in and watch movies under the stars. Dress warm!

EcnS J

My family will always try to go to 61 drive in at least 2 or 3 times a season. We are always happy with the helpful staff and amenities. Can't really beat two movies for the price of one. I love that you are allowed to bring outside food into the drive in, but we always buy popcorn which is a must have for the movies. This drive in theater is all grass, only the road ways are gravel. This makes sitting outside your car much more enjoyable and family friendly for families with children. We will always go back and hope 61 drive in will remain open for generations to come.

Angela Kenna

Great fun to go to movies at a drive in again. Double feature. Nice set up and kind staff.

Mark Manternach

Family friendly fun

Kim Daye

Fun place with great prices at concessions. Get here early as popular place and fill up fast!

Mark Zimmerman

It's a drive in!

Kelly Bates

Always a great experience and wonderful family activity

Sharon Adasme

Peter Barnes

Tucked away in some Iowa corn fields right off of highway 61. It is very family friendly and a great experience.

BNicole M

Very clean and I enjoyed the movies.

Nicole Schroeder

Been bringing my family here for years. Love it so much!!

Darius Williams

Gary Whittaker

Great place!

Wayne Williams

Everything was great, enjoyed the night. Will be back again soon. Thanks for the service.

Jason Meyers

Glad theists is still here!

Lee DeLoach

I wish more drive ins like this were still around these days. Great family fun and a life experience that you never forget.

Alex Wiezorek

Great place to catch a movie! Fun experience, keep this place alive!

Lisa Viager

Marissa Scherbaum

Great price and experience, worth the drive and always an Aweseome time

Panda Tv

Was very fun

Kathryn Pisch

Love that you can get a group of kids and for an economical price to watch 2 movies! Kids can lay down they, fall asleep, sit outside on the lawn, bring lawn chairs whatever you would like and have fun!

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Amber Nelson

We love visiting this place, great family atmosphere. Really affordable and my boys love the train and playground. Staff is always nice. The only thing I would change is to add another set of restrooms.

Stephen Zimiga

Awesome time

Katie McDonald

I've been coming here at least once a summer for ten years. I've never had a bad experience. The movies they pick are always great (or just wait until next week), there is always parking and the staff is friendly.

Kenny Webb

Great place to go for a fun family evening in the summer. Always showing new movies and it's nice to just sit out in the grass in the open air of the country and watch a flick. I feel like this drive in has a lot more freedom than the other one in the area as well.

Adam Riggs

Very classic drive in feel. Have never had any problems while here. Concession stand is fairly priced.

Evan Sikkema

Jon Uzel

This place is a quintessential Drive-In experience. Come early and spend some time talking to people, playing games, having snacks, or heck use the swings. It's also recommended that you bring a couple good lawn chairs or a blanket and a good battery powered radio, unless you plan on sitting in the car for the show, which not many do. You can bring most anything with you to eat although keep in mind you can't grill at the drive-in, though a lot of folks will get food in Maquoketa to bring to the drive-in. There is a good concessions there and while it's not ridiculously cheap it's certainly much more reasonable than any movie theater you'll go to.

Shelley Shaner

I hated how the screen faces the highway. Lights from the in coming traffic was awful. People driving in or leaving would either keep their lights on. Very rude. They need to be reminded when paying to turn lights off and if leaving, maybe have just Parking lights on? Parking was awful. People don't know how to park, so there was a ton of wasted space. Lines need to be drawn apparently for those who don't know how to park.

Travis Neer

Drive ins are a must. Two movies and you can bring your cooler. What more could you want?

Jon Taylor

Perfect place to go with the family. Great prices, great atmosphere. Will keep coming back again and again!

Terry Bouchez

Had a blast...double show !!! Will be back

Moose Man

Very nice little drive-in had a wonderful experience

Ryan Riffel

Andon's mom lol

Larry h

This place is awsome

Corrine Teigen

Here to watch the IT double feature!!! Great space and great popcorn!!!

Monique Holtkamp

Thank you for existing! I'm grateful I could take my kids here.

Danny Howe

Great family time

Elisa Hecker

You can pay with cash only. Have a working radio.

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Tina Baker

Only drive in we have! Needs lots of stars to kerp it going.

Ottis Bunning

Very unique & cool place I love this idea & I wish there were more like it closer to where we live (Iowa City/North Liberty) Their setup is well done & has a lot to offer They have a nice playground area with swings for kids to play on while you wait for the movie to start. Line to get in can get ridiculous! You have to show up 3-4 hours before start time to get a decent spot but it's worth it. Great family experience. Prices are great & they have a lot to offer! Parking is good & exiting the area is not a problem at all. They may want to think about renovating & expanding their facilities because this place is very popular!


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