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Virginia drive-in voted one of the ‘must-visit’ drive-ins in America

Posted at 1:47 PM, Sep 14, 2017

GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. – The Goochland Drive-In Theater has been named one of the top must-visit drive-in theaters in America, according to the website Tripping.

The drive-in, affectionately called the GDIT, was ranked 5th on the list, CBS 6 reported.

At their peak, there were 4,000 drive-in theaters across the country. That number has since dwindled to the 300s.

The Goochland Drive-In Theater has only been around since 2009, but has already established it’s self as a favorite destination for families across the state.

“As our reputation has grown, we've also seen an increasing number of visitors from further parts of Virginia as well as out-of-state visitors,” said a Goochland Drive-In Theater spokesperson.

Here’s what Tripping had to say about the Goochland Drive-In Theater:

Goochland may not have the years of history as some of America’s oldest drive-in movie theaters, since it was built just a few years ago, but it was built on the same grounds of wholesome family fun. The story goes that the Heidel family, who enjoyed family nights outs, wanted a budget and kid-friendly option for a night out with their entire family. That’s when they came up with the idea for this family-oriented and community-involved theater. is an online search engine and aggregator for vacation rentals.