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Address: 4584 Adobe Rd., Twentynine Palms, CA
Phone Number: 760/367-7713
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A step back in time

I visited the Smith's Drive-in with my family and we all had a fantastic evening. The cost is $5 per person (over 3 years), for 2 movies. I was there in January and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I visited the Smith's Drive-in with my family and we all had a fantastic evening. The cost is $5 per person (over 3 years), for 2 movies. I was there in January and the theater opened at 6:30pm, and the movie started at 7pm. This is an old school 50's drive-in, that could be the background for any 80's horror/thriller... More 

Thank SNAFU23
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Visited here whilst in Joshua Tree for a few days. Great value at 5 dollars a head for 2 movies and really friendly people at the place. Thoroughly recommend and a real treasure to find on our holiday

Thank RobJSanders09
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Took kids to see two movies, sat back and chilled in the California sky. Hospitality great in the little popcorn and snackshop. Beautiful scenery, traditional desert flooring not a sight of Tarmac and clear huge screen. A winner! Added bonus really really clean restrooms for fussy daughter a real anxiety settler.

1 Thank Maddogmcardle
Blackpool, England
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50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Our first time to a drive-in movie was one of the highlights of our holiday. Arrived in queue and tuned radio to station as advised, paid ($5 each for 2 movies!!!), picked a spot and waited. People arriving with chairs, blow up furniture, blankets, etc etc all prepared for the evening. Popcorn, pizza, hotdogs, sodas, sandwiches, etc etc were all... More 

2 Thank Jayne-Steve
Yucca Valley, California
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

I grew up going to drive ins to see all the movies, especially Disney. So, this is definitely a throwback to my childhood. I don't know how Smith's Ranch keeps their prices so low. But, $5 for a double feature, who can beat that?! And, the snacks are reasonable as well. You haven't experienced fun until you've watched a movie... More 

3 Thank Docsbob
29 Palms
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

One of the few last remaining outdoor movie theaters in the US of A. Inexpensive way to see the most current movies in the area. For blockbusters, be sure to get there at least an hour before the show since the car line can be extemely long.

1 Thank StraightBlue2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2009

The sky is so beautiful in the desert as we watch movies from chairs outside our vehicle we often see shooting stars! The staff is wonderful and the prices are great. The drive in is a good way to make lasting family memories!

2 Thank baker29
Houma, LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2007

While visiting our USMC son in California we treated ourselves to a visit to Smith's Ranch Drive In at Twenty-Nine Palms CA. It was a fantastic evening. We live in Louisiana so we lost our drive in YEARS ago - from lack of use AND over-bearing mosquitos. How refreshing to enjoy a movie at a drive-in without having to anchor... More 

5 Thank BayouGirl

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