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Van Buren Drive-In Theatre

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Address: 3035 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA
Phone Number: 909/688-2360
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Keep an oldie and goodie

I actually lived across the street from this theater. I love it here. We don't have many left to enjoy. During the day on the weekend it turns into a Swap meat and there it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Christie B
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I actually lived across the street from this theater. I love it here. We don't have many left to enjoy. During the day on the weekend it turns into a Swap meat and there it is like a flea market but outside. If there was a place to go for you and your sweetheart for an outdoor movie this would... More 

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Redlands, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We have enjoyed this drive in for a few years now. We have made a tradition of going on Christmas, and the crowd is very small and the familys who come are very nice. We bring blankets, hot tea and snacks and an EXTERNAL radio, since the Drive in uses the radio station locally. We had to get our car... More 

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Riverside, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

One of the last great ones! bring your outdoor chairs and relax under the starts and enjoy the fun of movies outside! All though most don't follow the etiquette for a drive in (parking lights on during movie), its a great time. They have great food for sale (Mexican) but it can get pricey. You can pick up your own... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We took our daughter and granddaughters, who were visiting from CO, to the Van Buren Drive-In July 2014 for "a memorable family experience". We had taken our son and daughter to the drive-in when they were young and they loved it...as did our granddaughters. You have to bring your own radio to tune in to the sound (no more speakers... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
44 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

For those that grew up with drive-ins Van Buren is, I'm sure, just another example. For those that didn't it's a thrill. Not one that many tourists will ever get a chance to experience because, let's be honest, very few of your average visitors will find themselves in this part of the world. Go if you do, though. It's a... More 

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Riverside, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Has that great outdoors feel I grew up with. My children love it. Going there again tonight. We like to set up the chairs with the blankets and just watch the movie(s) under the stars.

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Southern California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My hubby and I wanted to take our son to his first drive-in movie. Neither of us had been to one since we were kids ourselves. The drive-in seemed just like we remember them being. However we were surprised to learn they only accept cash. We had to leave, go to the grocery store to use the ATM and then... More 

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Riverside, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Neither me or my wife (we're old, 70, 71)haden't been to the drive-in theatre in Lord who knows how long - like the 60's. We got this hair-brained idea to try the Van Buren Drive-in. I thought about sneaking some friends in the trunk like we used to do but dropped the idea due to lack of interest. lol We... More 

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Placentia, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Loved taking my girls here to experience a drive in theater. The price is right and we stayed and watched the first movie again. Loved being outside. Only complaint is they definately need more bathrooms. The line between movies was too long.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

It's a Drive In so what more can I say. It's great way to go to the movies with a group of friends and do something different. You get to watch two movies for less than what one movie ticket would cost in the theatre. Grab some beers and some popcorns with some friends and you are set.

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