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Sunset Drive-In Theatre

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Address: 255 Elks Ln, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5410
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Always fun for the whole family! We have been going here for years. It is well managed, has a great snack bar ( the best hot dogs anywhere) and nothing beats relaxing either in... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2015
Arroyo Grande, California
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Arroyo Grande, California
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Always fun for the whole family! We have been going here for years. It is well managed, has a great snack bar ( the best hot dogs anywhere) and nothing beats relaxing either in your car or in beach chairs outside and watching movies under the stars! Here you do not have to worry about those speakers that we used... More 

1 Thank inthewind65
San Mateo, California
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We had 2 carloads of extended family attend the Saturday night double feature. We were told to arrive before the gates open for the primo spots up front and also for the extra space to let the kids run around and play prior to sunset and the start of the movie. You can rent a boombox or use your own... More 

Thank olivenonion
San Luis Obispo, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

San Luis Obispo has one of the last remaining drive-ins; and it's a place we visit often, either by ourselves or with our grandkids, who love the adventure of the drive-in. Great movies, inexpensive, the kids can sit outside, it's just a great place and a special treat.

2 Thank Norene C
Essex, UK
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

We wanted to do something different and by chance we found this drive inn theatre. $8 per person for 2 films excellent value. Had a shop for popcorn coke sweets and they even made pizza. The atmosphere was great, nice too see families sitting in back of trucks watching the film. Sit back, tune radio in and watch the movies...... More 

3 Thank essexlady1
San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

This place is great for families to hang out (when they are showing kids movies). The admission price is reasonable, the popcorn is cheap, and your kids and make as much noise without disturbing others. Take a few quarters and play the pinball machines in the snack bar. The bathrooms can get a little nasty, but other than that I... More 

1 Thank josher17
San Luis Obispo, CA
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68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Took the grandkids here for a chance to be at one of the few drive in theaters left the the country. Just as I remembered it. A classic cultural experience. When people say get here early, they mean it! We arrived 35 minutes ahead of time and the place was two-thirds full. Lots of families in pickup trucks, SUVs, and... More 

2 Thank SLOcyn
Harderwijk, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

As a kid I dreamed to go to a drive-in movie theatre. Now I did and it was great. There is not much to say about it. It's cheap but it quality is very good. It has a nice setting and the location is perfect.

Thank Franz Z
California City, California
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

great admission prices, not so great concession prices popcorn is cheap and they charge a lot. They need a security guard on grounds to ensure the drunks don't cause problems. and I'm tired of walking up to a car and telling them their headlights are on. But I'll take the drive in over a walk in any day

Thank RKC69
Arroyo Grande, California
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87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

Great piece of history here of movie night at the drive-in. The only problem is there is no more one price per car load. It is $8 a person. To much! Go back to letting carload get in for one price and the word will get around that you are not ripping people off and lot's of people will come... More 

Thank GuitarManDoug
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went to the drive in for our one and only night in SLO. There are loads of pretty bars and pubs along the way but having done a LOT of eating and drinking as we travelled across America, this made the perfect change of scenery. It costs $8 per person. I was worried that from inside... More 

3 Thank Katy D

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