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“Gem” 4 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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Morro Bay, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We are so lucky to still have a place like this close to home. Have been coming here since I was young . We have brought all our kids here as they grew up. Fun safe family environment. Bring the lawn chairs and sit outside!

Visited March 2013
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Cayucos, California
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“Just like the old days”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

"Let's all go to the lobby, let's all go to the lobby... and get our selves a treat." That old Drive-In tune is one of the reasons I go there. Nothing like having your own private word, watching a good film on the big screen.
Bring a VW Van for maximum enjoyment.

Visited May 2013
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Westchester (LA), CA
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“Watch 2 current releases in an old-time venue!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Have been wanting to check this place out ever since reading about it in Sunset or SoCal Autoclub magazine...anyway, it's only $7.00 per person, and it's easy to get into/out of, but must pay with cash (have ATM in the snack bar but you have to leave your cell phone as "collateral" for driving in without paying, then claim cell phone after paying).Located on Elks Lane at the northbound Prado Road Exit. Coca-cola machine plus snack stand reasonable prices, screen is good clarity, sound is great through car radio system. Very current releases (Iron Man 3 and Olympus). You can't put together a better inexpensive movie night & comfortable way to watch!

Visited May 2013
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San Luis Obispo, California
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“Still exists!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

One of the last drive-in theatres on the wast coast which is why I give it a high rating. Physically it's on it's way from ratty to bad, but the hoot at this drive-in is that it's never very busy, so in the back part of the viewing lot, they let people set up BBQs! How fun is that?

Visited February 2013
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Aurora, Illinois, United States
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“A great past-time experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

My fiance had never the opportunity to visit a drive-in, and it was a different experience for her for sure. I rated excellent mostly because I hope this business survives, as it is such a great time and experience and not expensive at all. It helps if your car has a decent radio system, but honestly the experience is just fantastic. The locals tell me that during the summer months, folks have BBQ and beers while watching the show. I'm jealous.

Visited March 2013
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