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Great value if you can stay up late!

This place isn’t as popular as I remember 15 years ago,but I’m glad they can still operate. $9 an... read more

Reviewed yesterday
prhoductive5
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Boy that place brings back memories.

What a great movie option for families; FAR less expensive than the traditional theaters. The last... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Sum Ting W
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yesterday
“Great value if you can stay up late!”
7 Apr 2018
“Boy that place brings back memories.”
About
One of three drive-in theatres in the area, South Bay offers three big screens to choose from.
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2170 Coronado Ave, San Diego, CA 92154-2096
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+1 619-423-2727
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 February 2013

At this theater you get to see two movies for $7/person. but be sure to note that they are cash only. There are three screens and the parking area has a bit of a tilt to each row so that your car is facing slightly...More

5  Thank brennankellyr
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Save yourself the headache and go to the Santee Drive-In! They oversold the movie and waited until an HOUR into the movie to check if everyone was properly parked. Doesn't matter if there was only 30 minutes left, they forced everyone they oversold tickets to...More

1  Thank Leah W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place isn’t as popular as I remember 15 years ago,but I’m glad they can still operate. $9 an adult per car is still a steal for two current brand new movies!!! I do recommend bringing food or snacks in (which is allowed by the...More

Thank prhoductive5
Reviewed 7 April 2018

What a great movie option for families; FAR less expensive than the traditional theaters. The last time I went to a "regular" movie theater I spent nearly $30 for a ticket, medium popcorn and medium soda...that's ridiculous! The drive-in ticket price is $7 per person...More

Thank Sum Ting W
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
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
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank tonyprevity
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
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
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...More

Thank williejay5
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
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...More

1  Thank alistair_connor
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