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Address: 2170 Coronado Ave, San Diego, CA 92154-2096
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+1 619-423-2727

One of three drive-in theatres in the area, South Bay offers three big...

One of three drive-in theatres in the area, South Bay offers three big screens to choose from.

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Cinema the old fashioned way

Brilliant value at $9 for two films. Perfect radio reception & reasonably priced snacks in the diner. Loved it-just wish we had these in the UK!

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Sarah E
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Brilliant value at $9 for two films. Perfect radio reception & reasonably priced snacks in the diner. Loved it-just wish we had these in the UK!

Thank Sarah E
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I had a wonderful time sailing and snorkeling with Little Boat Sailing in Vieques, Puerto Rico. They know what they are doing and I strongly recommend them to anyone visiting Vieques.

Thank 112010z
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Being from the east coast (Connecticut) I look forward to going to a Drive-In when available. South Bay Drive is great because it has 3 screens and the latest movies to chose from. It's south of San Diego near the mexican border but it's always draws a good crowd! Look forward to coming back to it when I come back... More 

Thank tonyprevity
San Diego, California
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573 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The old De Anza Drive in! The three screen Drive in theater is always pulling a crowd. and the local swap meet seems to do well.

Thank Jiro_Kaneshiro
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115 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

While on our US road trip, we couldn't resist going to a drive in. Was great fun and great value - $9 each for two movies. Screens were large and bright. A definite must do if you're in San Diego for a nice relaxing evening.

Thank FullFonz
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2014

So much fun! This was a great way to see a new release double feature for only $8! I saw people say it was really busy but I went on a friday night and had no problems. Just remember you need a radio to listen (not an issue if you play off your car but if you want to sit... More 

Thank williejay5
Ronan, Montana
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78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

So we went to this place in San Diego. Three different outdoor movie screen. It was so awesome. It only cost us $32 for 4 people to watch two movies. How To Train Your Dragon 2 and Maleficent! It was awesome!

2 Thank lscordis
Dorchester, South Carolina
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114 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We had never been to a drive-in and this was a fun experience. First, get there at least 30 minutes before start time on the weekends because it gets crowded and the wait can be a bit long. Second, the concession prices are actually really reasonable and the popcorn wasn't bad. The screen can appear a bit small, but having... More 

1 Thank alistair_connor
Watford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

This was my first visit to a drive in and I loved it. This place is relaxed, has 3 screens and 2 different films each nite at each screen. The price is amazing at $14 for 2 adults, considering the films are all current ones. The car parks are laid out well, with dips and humps that you can position... More 

3 Thank Tim L
Winnipeg, Canada
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

It seems that the drive-in is just a memory in most places nowadays so having had the opportunity to visit South Bay a while back brought back lots of memories (not from there but of the drive-in experience as a whole). It may be worth noting that our visit was in 2011, not 2013 as indicated, in case this matters... More 

1 Thank BlairM5

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