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|2203 S Delsea Dr, Vineland, NJ 08360, USA
I love the drive-in, I grew up with them. Delsea is one of two that I visit. I would have given them 5 stars but they changed the flow of the consession stand and it takes forever to get through the line. For me it is a welcome change from the indoor theater, and the 1.5 hour drive I make is worth it. I have to put my two cents in on all the negative reviews, first I am a diabetic and I do not carry around "snacks". I do haowever carry gloucose tabs or gel, and that is the preferred treatment for hypoglycemia. Nobody could confuse these medically necessary tablets with a snack. The drive-ins do not recieve any money from the box office. The revenue comes from consession sales or food permit sales. Deasea has chosen to eliminate the food permit, so they depend on consession sales. At the time of the "refusal of entrance" with the diabetic child I do believe food permits were still available and they would have been able to enter with as much food as they wanted for the small fee. I find it convienent that the child in question had sugary snacks to quell hypoglycemic episodes, when that is probably the least desireable choice, had they had glucose tabs or gel I am sure entry would not have been denied. Car serches are the results of cheats. nobody wants to pay $3.00 for a $1.00 soda., but in reality Delseas prices are not that bad. I really do not have a problem spending my money there if it means that they will be able to stay open. everyone who sneaks in a soda is staeling the revenue from the drive-in, and they need that revenue. It is hard to compete with these multiplexes who can show 18 different movies 8 times a day, drive-ins have one showing and its seasonal. you dont even have to ask why there are so few drive-in open, why most have gone dark. Lets not even talk about the upgrades these place that have chosen to remain open have had to do in the recent years to convert to digital equipment. It was upgrade or the movies would not be made available to them because they discontinued film distribution. One last note, carbon monoxide kills. Giving off heat is not the reason you must turn your car off, it is CARBON MONOXIDE KILLS. Watching a movie isnt worth dying for. As I said I go to two drive-ins on a regular basis, and neither will allow you to run your car, they are so against the policy that in the colder months they give out heaters so you can stay warm without running your car. If you cant take the heat, maybe an indoor movie would have been better for you in the middle of August. See you there tomorrow!
FOR ANYONE THAT IS SAYING THEY DISCRIMINATE AGAINST A CHILD WITH DIABETES IT IS ABSURD!!!..I have a debilitating disorder and when I know Im going some place where I need to be accommodated in a way where it would be in contrast to rules the general public would have to follow I am smart enough to call ahead and let them know and I bring my credentials. Let me educate all that are out there. Movie theaters are actually not in the "movie showing business"..Everyone got that?? Let me tell you that more slowly. "M--O--V--I--E T--H--E--A--T--E--R--S A--R--E N--O--T A--C--T--U--A--L--L--Y I--N T--H--E M--O--V--I--E S--H--O--W--I--N--G B--U--S--I--N--E--S--S !!!!...Movie theaters get the right to show movies and get a very small percentage of the gross receipt for the movie for the first several weeks showing, if any, and need to sell other things like arcade games and food to actually make money. For those that know, a big example is back when Star Wars Phantom Mentace was showing movie theaters didnt receive ANYTHING for the first two weeks of showing the movie..Zero, nadda!!.. I am certain that the owner, as well as any of us are very sympathetic and empathetic to the poor child who has to endure dealing with such a serious condition, but come on people, all that had to be done was someone make a simple phone call and to possibly bring in some minor form of documentation. Since the very essence of the movie theater is selling food and concessions, wouldnt those with logical minds conclude if everyone said they had an issue like this child, it would become a slippery slope and they would have no idea how to monitor it and be out of business?? Then the owner and all the workers would be out of business, and their children and families would have to endure that..See how this works. The owner is a good person. I dont know him personally, but Ive been at the theater several times and he goes out of his way to create a wonderful experience at price that is unbeatable for comparable places to go for the money. Lets give bad reviews for places that deserve it..because this information and review isnt helpful at all.
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Miguel.... You and your one star friends can get over it. I didnt find the response rude at all considering how you demanded a refund before an investigation was done. They were prompt to investigate and found they did not overcharge you. As you stated, it was your own fault for misreading your debit transactions. You should review your own conversation before you start accusing someone of being condescending... sounds like youve got some personal issues to deal with! As for the rest of the reviewers who feel like the drive-in feels like a trailer park.. Perhaps you should stick with the "Regal" experience. You must like rubbing elbows with a stranger sitting right next to you in a popular movie, and enjoy paying a bundle on the inferior food offerings they have. At least you dont feel like youre in a trailer park. You must really enjoy the intimacy of feeling the "sardine can" experience. As for me... Ive been going to the Delsea Drive-In since they opened and find the food great and reasonable along with a decent quantity. The owner is a local Pediatrician who works side by side with his children and family, and they do their best to be kind in spite of being treated badly by some of the patrons. Yes, there is a line for food, but the timing is up to you. That is something you can control. You can wait until the line diminishes, and then place your order. Also... enjoy the plentiful security that roams the grounds if there should be any problems. If anyone truly wants a great value... this is the place to go. Bring your bug spray, blankets, chairs or pillows and enjoy an experience from the past. If you are the type of person who enjoys an experience and not just a movie...the drive-in is for you!
This place is the worst. I used to go there. I was a regular summer customer. I spent a lot of money at the concessions and always planned it as a night out. I overlooked the dirt field and the trash everywhere and even overlooked the dirty bathrooms because the food was decent and of course we saw two decent movies. One night my kids decided they wanted to watch the movie on the other screen so they angled their chairs to watch it (still parked in our side) they were close to earshot of other cars watching the movie but did not do anything (like play another radio) to listen just sat there while we watched the screen in our lot. The owners came over and starting screaming at us in front of the kids that they couldnt watch the other movie. They could only watch the screen we paid for. We told them they were absolutely rediculous for not allowing children to watch from their paid spot in the dirt field. They said we could pay again (double admission) for that right. They are power and money grubbing business owners and I do hope they stay in business for the sake of all the people who think the owners treated my children fairly. That way it keeps all those patrons away from the decent drive in movies and allows my family to enjoy a great movie experience someplace else... which we do- often!! Proud to support the drive in movies typically dropping close to 150 with consessions. I go with my family, friends, scout troops and teams, just never this one again!!!