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Van Buren Drive-In Theatre

3035 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA
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Ranked #9 of 22 Attractions in Riverside
Type: Theaters
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Riverside, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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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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Southern California
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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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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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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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Corona, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I have been going to this drive-in since high school (1999) and it has been my favorite way to see movies since. I used to go with friends and girlfriends, and have been going with my wife for years (we live in corona). It is now $8 per person, but it is still completely worth it. The grounds are clean... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

Have been coming Here for years .so ce 1988! Love be to be able to relax in the car, see to great new movies, and bring your own food & drink. You can even sit outside in the Warmer months in beach chairs or whatever! Great fun, great price, great entertainment! Relaxing!!

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Twentynine Palms, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

A great way to get out and see a movie with out a lot of expense. Just get there early if your visiting concession.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I've been coming to this theater since I was a little girl and I love the opportunity to share it with my family. This theater has had some upgrades and they are much appreciated. The sound comes from your car stereo and the screen is clear. The Snack Bar has had an overhaul and looks nice and is clean. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Great place & price for two just released movies! The best for those small children PG movies--You really just have to plan a little before you get here, like when dusk is!! Get there early to check out the spots for the playgraound, snack bar & restrooms. Pack all your own popcorn or healthy snacks, pillow, blankets, lounge chairs &... More

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