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Van Buren Drive-In Theatre

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Address: 3035 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92503-5656
Phone Number: +1 909-688-2360
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Blast to the Past

These days going to a real drive in movie, like we used to do as kids, is a rare treat. Most of the drive in venues have closed, due to lack of consumer participation or the fact... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 29, 2015
Robert P
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Riverside, California
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Placentia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 feature, is more than fair. I have a van, so we found a nice spot,... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 unique experience.

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles 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, I still went because it was just a fun time. If you really want to... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

The drive-in is still so much fun! I love taking my son and his friends. We have a blast. The Mexican food there is so good too. Seriously love it. I highly recommend grabbing some blankets and checking it out!

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Thank Art M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015

They have raised the entry fee for adults again! It is still a great deal for 2 movies but maybe spruce the place up a bit if you are raking in more dollars?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Looking for something to do visiting the Temecula area. Found this drive-in on Trip Advisor. Didn't think there were still drive-ins! What a Find. Less $ than a movie theatre and the snack bar was clean, INEXPENSIVE, and the food (Mexican menu) delicious. Will make future trips just for the drive in.

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California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

there are very few places where you can take the family out and not spend a fortune. They're also very few drive in movie theaters left so if you have the opportunity to go to one, you should. What I would suggest is that you bring comfortable chairs to sit outside your car. Some of the children bring their scooters... More 

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2015

We went on a weekend, got there 1/2 hour before the show and the line was so long to get in we missed the 1st few minutes. Give yourself 45min or more to get a better spot.

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2015

These days going to a real drive in movie, like we used to do as kids, is a rare treat. Most of the drive in venues have closed, due to lack of consumer participation or the fact that the land is worth more for other enterprises. This is a better value if you trying to stay in a budget and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2015

I actually lived across the street from this theater. I love it here. We don't have many left to enjoy. During the day on the weekend it turns into a Swap meat and there it is like a flea market but outside. If there was a place to go for you and your sweetheart for an outdoor movie this would... More 

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