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Rubidoux Drive-In

Mission Blvd. at Opal St., Riverside, CA
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Ranked #9 of 17 Attractions in Riverside
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a greeeat old style theatre with several screens. We always bring snacks,pizza and popcorn.The posted signs say no chairs but we like to put an airbed in a pick up and watch with pillows under the stars. Its NEVER crowded so you always get the best seat in the house!

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Riverside, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Used to love those drive-in theatres growing up and this is the perfect spot to go back to the old days. Very affordable price as well. Loved the food - authentic Mexican food.

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Ontario, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is the original type of drive in. Nothing fancy. No upgrades, just flat areas to park or sit outside the car

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los angeles
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Went with my husband to watch line survivor. First time at a drive-in. Didn't know what to expect. Great value. Only $8 per adult and if you bring children they're only $1! Didn't have to get dressed up. Brought our own snacks and relaxed as we watched movie. They do have a concession stand and restrooms available. Great experience! Can't... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This place is really good to go with your loved ones, for couples is nice cuz you get to just enjoy a movie while chilling, if its cols weather you can get cozy lol. Is also great for families with young kids, sometimes children dont do to well at the theaters specially if they are little, so here they can... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Not as nice as the Van Buren Drive Inn, but still fun! Drive Inns are a dying breed, I highly recommend you take in a movie at a Drive Inn before they are all gone!

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Redlands, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We took all four kids to see a movie for under $20 bucks, picked up snacks ahead of time and arrived early enough to get a prime spot in the center by the snack bar. We had no problems with the sound, although we lost the picture midway through, it was fixed within minutes and backtracked so we didn't miss... More 

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Jurupa Valley
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

As a very local resident of 60 years, I was very sorry to see the weekday and weekend swap meet crowd come into the neighborhood. The local streets are frequently congested with entire families, kids in tow, dashing across the street through traffic, tamale carts here and there, and lines of vehicles waiting in lines blocks long to push whatever... More 

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Riverside, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

use for swap meet on weekends nothing much else, the food is snack bar faire. enuf said. As for the movies well lets us just say that if you people to hang with it all good but if you want to see a movie then just skip this one.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

If you can handle people being idiots and forgetting to turn off their lights or showing up late or smoking next to you then you'll love it. Really it's pretty fun. Pack your snackers and enjoy not taking out a loan to see a new movie.

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