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“A blast from the past!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sunset Drive-In Theatre

Sunset Drive-In Theatre
255 Elks Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA
(805) 544-4475
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Bishop, California
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“A blast from the past!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

WOW! This is an old-fashioned movie drive in that my husband went to in the 60's and we've been been frequenting together for the past 10 years with our 3 dogs and cat whenever we make it to San Luis Obispo. These are pretty rare to find these days, and this one is the best.
For those of you not familiar with the concept, you will actually pull into a huge outdoor movie theatre in your car and tune your car radio to the instructed station. Then you watch a movie... from your car.
People bring their whole families and lawn chairs and food. The kids sit in the chairs while the parents are in the car.
Sunset has a old timey snack bar with all kinds of food. I can't tell you what it is like because we have only had the popcorn. The popcorn is wonderful and when you buy a large one the next one is free. Buy a large drink and the refill is only $1.
They usually show two movies, another great idea called a double feature, a given in days gone by. It's so fun to watch the genuine old timey adds to go to the snack bar.
Everytime we are there, we find people who have never been to or even heard of a drive-in and are having tons of fun.
Remember to bring plenty of blankets for the cool SLO nights, even in the summer. As we travel with our pets, if you do the same, please bring pet pick-ups just in case. Going to the Sunset is such a wonderful thing, lets keep it going.
Thank you Sunset Theatre for keeping this wonderful SLO tradition alive. We LOVE you!

Visited August 2012
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