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“Double Feature for a Great Price”

Sunset Drive-In Theatre
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Pasadena, California
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82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Double Feature for a Great Price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Sunset Drive-In is one of the last drive-in theaters. It is a great place to see a couple flicks for less than what you'd see in a sit-down theatre. You can layout in the bed of your truck, sit in your car, or even pull out a couple chairs. You will need a radio (usually your car radio) to hear the movie, unless you like to lip read or listen to your neighbors'. Excellent for a family trip, romantic date, or girls night out.

Visited April 2014
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San Luis Obispo, California
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful nostalgic experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

I believe there are only a little over 100 drive in theaters left in the country. This is right off 101, and well worth the experience with your family. Watching films in this type of local is full of memories for those of us baby boomers. Snack bar is very reasonable, sound system is good.Site is also used on some days for a flea market setting as well.

Visited May 2014
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Central Coast, Californai
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A funky little drive-in”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Sure, it's funky, but a trip to the Sunset Drive-In takes you back to a time in history when this was THE way to see movies, and the nostalgia makes up for the substandard movie viewing experience you would find in a top-level theater like Regal in AG. Be sure to catch the swap meet on Sunday morning--lots of great finds to be had!

Visited April 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great experience for kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

We came here on a week night for a double-feature with the kids. Great picture and sound quality. Well-behaved crowd. Nice snack bar. Very cheap admission: Two first-run movies for an adult and two kids for $14! All around, it was a great night out during our vacation.

Visited April 2014
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Shell Beach, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Outdoor movie fun! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

Our family loves to go to this nostalgic drive in theater! We pack up lawn chairs, sleeping bags & blankets. Bring your own snacks or visit the snack lobby!
Guaranteed for a night of fun!

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