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Van Buren Drive-In Theatre

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3035 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92503-5656
+1 909-688-2360
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A very nice surprise for an European guy like me. A real real drive-in like in the movies with the... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2018
PascalEvent
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Suresnes, France
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Good old fashioned fun!

Spent a few hours at this drive in movie theater. The kids loved watching in their pajamas! It was... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
Alison A
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  • Average16%
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  • Terrible1%
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“drive ins” (6 reviews)
“snack bar” (21 reviews)
“fm radio” (3 reviews)
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3035 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92503-5656
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+1 909-688-2360
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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

A very nice surprise for an European guy like me. A real real drive-in like in the movies with the sound broadcasted on the car FM radio. Price was very correct, image pretty good. Few dinners and shops around so you can eat or get...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Spent a few hours at this drive in movie theater. The kids loved watching in their pajamas! It was good old fashioned fun.

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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Love going to the drive in. Affordable price,kids love the freedom to move around during the movie. Only complaint is with the many pigs (sorry people) My goodness people!clean your mess!!! We go, take our food, cooler etc etc and when is time to leave...More

2  Thank Erica A
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have been here before maybe a handful of times, and every time it seems to be a night to remember, it's fairly easy to find and lots of prime parking to watch the movies. They have a good system for bringing...More

2  Thank AlexHealey94
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

We have been trying to go to drive-ins for quite some time and something always happens or they're sold out, so last night we left super early and finally made it and had so much fun! We got there at around 7:45 for an 8:45...More

1  Thank L S
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Reviewed March 1, 2017

This is a great venue for watching a movie at night or shopping during the day! There is a swap-meet held here every weekend and on Wednesdays. Great things are waiting for you to find!

1  Thank suzansuz4sure
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Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend... I been coming here since I was young n now am bringing my kids here too.. just simply love this Drive-in ... it's relaxing u can bring ur own food or buy food in there plus ur kids can laugh n talk with...More

2  Thank Ganaay3
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

I have not been to a drive-in for over thirty years and my girlfriend, who's from Europe, had never been to one. We were excited about this drive-in after reading some generally positive reviews. The price was reasonable. Nine dollars a person for a double...More

2  Thank Luciano L
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Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

We went to the drive in to show our 12yr old what they are. He enjoyed it. It was Nov. and cold so we stayed in our car. The theatre had a great sound connection, popcorn and was very clean. Lots of fun for a...More

2  Thank Homeawayfromhome63
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Reviewed July 24, 2015

My wife had only seen drive-in theaters in the movies and didn’t know they actually still existed. So, on our trip to my hometown we had to check it out. I have been many times to the drive in with my family growing up. Later,...More

3  Thank Daniel A
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