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Old School Fun

Affordable movie going at its most fun! Sunset Drive-In is a great place to watch a movie on a... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
San Luis Obispo, California
Watch a Movie the old fashion way

You don't see very many drive-in theaters anymore and that is what makes the Sunset even that much... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Mychelle F
San Francisco, California
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255 Elks Ln, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5410
+1 805-544-4475
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Coming from the UK we were very excited about visiting a drive-in movie theatre and we were not disappointed. We had a brilliant time! Sunset is excellent value for money at $7 per person (about a third of the cost of going to the cinema...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Affordable movie going at its most fun! Sunset Drive-In is a great place to watch a movie on a night out. The price is affordable, for a group of friends or family. It's even a cute old-fashioned date night idea, that really is more personal...More

3  Thank laurennfirth
Reviewed 6 September 2018

You don't see very many drive-in theaters anymore and that is what makes the Sunset even that much more special. Show up with a pizza, your favorite beverage and kick back with a pillow while you watch a newly released movie in the privacy of...More

1  Thank Mychelle F
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Sunset Drive-In is a fun way to watch a movie with friends and family. We have seen several movies here, and have enjoyed it every time. It’s cheap to get in, you get to see 2 current movies, and you can make it as comfortable...More

1  Thank K1946EFjacobb
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Saw Mission Impossible: Fallout / Top Gun here at the end of July 2018 on brisk mid-week night. The staff was pleasant, our kids (all under 5) were free, and the sounds quality through the FM radio channel was clear. Was a fun night for...More

Thank samdogNY
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Sunset Drive-In, Wonderful name for a wonderful place.The drive-In movie experience is quickly becoming a event shared only in fond memories with other aged relics. Don't let this past into history without you taking a look see. The Sunset Drive-In has got to be the...More

4  Thank harveymushman99
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

The Sunset Drive-In was a really great experience and felt like stepping back in time. At $9 for up to 2 films, the cost is very good! We took in a takeaway pizza but there are snacks available once you get in. I can imagine...More

2  Thank Lalls92
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

I’ve been dying to go to a drive-in and on the east they all seem to be permanently closed or functioning as flea markets on weekends. When we found the Sunset Theater we were thrilled. What a treat to watch the new Avengers movie on...More

1  Thank LynneCohen
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

A take back to yesterday. Really enjoyed the movies. Double feature. Check out the nachos at the snack bar. 2 movies for price of one.

1  Thank ptcruiser57
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Sooo very cool! One of the only remaining drive-in cinemas left in the US apparently, this is a pretty awesome experience. Drive right up, find a good parking spot, put down your roof down and enjoy. For your money you'll get a double bill, but...More

Thank bla3ke
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Grew up in the area and having been coming here for years. Great value ( especially when you bring your own dinner and snacks), and fun for families. As mentioned previously, bring cash for admission ($9 adults, $4 kids), and often expect cool evenings.

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Stephanie S
21 May 2017|
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Response from nope900 | Reviewed this property |
They usually release film titles a few days in advance. You can follow them on facebook to see what the new showing will be. As a general rule, the first showing of the week ends up as the second showing the next week.
19 January 2015|
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Response from Christen A | Reviewed this property |
Hello, as far as I know, all you do is park your car and watch the movie (there are no rooms). If you are looking for a hotel, Embassy Suites is very close like the traveler above has said. Good luck, and enjoy the beautiful... More