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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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+1 805-544-4475

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Wonderful experience

We have been this place a couple of times. Kids loves it. At your own space, free to talk about the movie, not worrying about disturbing others.

Reviewed 27 December 2014
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

We have been this place a couple of times. Kids loves it. At your own space, free to talk about the movie, not worrying about disturbing others.

2 Thank TravelMoreWorld
Turlock, California
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341 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went to see Big Hero 6, it was a cute movie. We can't remember the last time either of us had been to a drive in. This was so fun to do.

3 Thank Tcard2013
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

Popcorn was fresh and tasted good and liked the hotdogs. Both them and the price of entry were good value, so I'd heartily recommend as a fun night out, I read that it was one of the top ten drive-ins in the country, no idea if that's true :)

2 Thank Tim C
Northern CA, USA
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62 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

You can really go to this one almost year round. It's older, but still good. My grandkids hadn't been to one, so it was fun to let them have this experience. Food was better than I remembered for a drive in :)

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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014

This is a landmark of SLO, been around as long as I can remember and still going! A great place to take a family for a movie, no crowded seats, gum on the floors etc. You can bring your own food and enjoy the sound on your car's stereo. There is also a swap meet on the weekends!

1 Thank Paul S
Arroyo Grande, California
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87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

The theater was built in the 50's and still holds that look and feeling. We are very blessed to have it here in San Luis Obispo County. Come one, come all you will love it. Come for the double feature but remember to bring a loved one and hit the snack bar.

1 Thank GuitarManDoug
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014 via mobile

This is a must if your in the area. We've never done this before as we are from rainy UK. But this was our wedding anniversary so thought it would be something to remember and it didn't disappoint,even though it wasn't a film we would have chosen. Drive in park up tune in your radio to a special frequency and... More 

1 Thank fitchlea
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Reviewed 11 September 2014

A real great-to-go to drive in!! Just like back in the day…..pull up, park and settle in for a great movie under the beautiful San Luis Obispo sky!

Thank Sharyl N
San Luis Obispo, California
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2014

I've been coming to movies here all my life and now I get to bring my young sons and share the experience of good old fashion fun with them. They love going I their Jammie's and snuggling up in the back of the car. And I love that little kids are free! By the way...Where else can you see 2... More 

Thank Tys_Girl
San Luis Obispo, California
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105 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

It is one of the few drive-in theaters left in the country. Definitely the early movies are for the kids.

1 Thank buzkal

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