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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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We enjoy this theatre every chance we get. My husband is tall and is uncomfortable in regular theatre seats. This allows him to stand up often without disrupting those around... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoy this theatre every chance we get. My husband is tall and is uncomfortable in regular theatre seats. This allows him to stand up often without disrupting those around him. Same with the kids that don't always follow the no talking rule. Snacks are reasonable for a movie. We often bring bedding for the back of the truck and... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kids are $4 and under 5 are free - what a great deal! Two first-run movies AND a crazy-cool throwback for the adults in the group. Sound was perfect and plenty of spaces to choose from. Go if you're ok with a few inconsiderate folks turning on lights and moving cars in the middle of the movie. It's more for... More 

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Redwood City, California
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

My first movie experience was when I was about three - my Dad hated movie theatres but loved the drive in. So he packed up the family in the station wagon with a large paper shopping bag of popcorn and drove us to the Sunset. Fast forward to this year when I decided to share this with my husband and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

I grew up going to the drive-in movies and it is with dismay that I've seen them slowly but surely disappear. So it was my great surprise - and delight - to discover the Sunset drive-in on one of our many trips up the coast. And to find out that it's a popular attraction. We went the weekend before Christmas... More 

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Atascadero, California
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

It's significantly cheaper than seeing movies in theaters. They don't have the same amount of selection (obviously there's only one screen) but they usually do show 2 in one night and you don't have to worry about smuggling in your own candy; making it an even BETTER deal! It can get pretty cold so bring extra pillows and blankets. Also,... More 

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Thank Haykmo
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Little daunted on checking it out during daylight - first visit to a drive in and found a corrugated iron fence around a massive parking lot which all looked a bit shabby. But not at all - helpful lady advised us that yes most ppl do park their cars backwards and open the boot. Long queues for popcorn and less... More 

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Thank Su B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

There are no drive-in movies in New Zealand so this was a real treat. We saw Alice in wonderland. The movie was great but the atmosphere was the real treat. We pulled up in our rental car with no idea how drive in movies work. We were told to turn our car radio to the movie channel ahh so that's... More 

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Take yourself back to simpler times, when drive ins were THE way to see movies. Only now, you can listen in stereo thru your car speakers, and the screen is perfectly clear. Saw Sully ... Great movie. Highly recommend the drive-in, and the movie!

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San Luis Obispo, California
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Not too many of these cool old drive in theaters left, but the one here is SLO Town is still alive and kicking. Pack the kids in the car some evening and go to the drive in.....lots of fun and reasonably priced, too.

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Bakersfield, California
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

We have been here several times and have always loved it. However' this time we went with a group and did not plan accordingly! We brought lawn chairs to sit outside since we could not see from the back seat, but it was freezing cold outside! and we couldn't hear the movie from outside the vehicle either. With a little... More 

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