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Van Buren Drive-In Theatre

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Address: 3035 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92503-5656
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Old fashioned drive-in

I went there with my son and we had a nice time. No complaints. Family fun all around.

Reviewed May 26, 2012
Corona, California
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Corona, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

I went there with my son and we had a nice time. No complaints. Family fun all around.

2 Thank LMP1588
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2012

Great place to go with 6 friends recently, cheap too. Keep places like this open!!!!

1 Thank stormygal3
Riverside, California
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2012

It's run down but good for the money. Alot cheaper than the a walk in.

2 Thank LaNi B
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2012

What a refreshing alternative to the standard theater. Kick back in the comfort of your our vehicle with your favorite movie munchies and listen to the film's audio tuned in through your car's sound system. Loved it!

Thank mistermct20
Irvine, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed January 30, 2012

There's something to be said about going to the drive-in that I can't describe. It reminds me of my childhood and sneaking in covered up in blankets. Well, i'm no longer sneaking, but I still get the same feeling of excitement when I go. I put an inflatable mattress in the back and its all good. A few drinks and... More 

Thank Damo H
Menifee, California
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2012

A classic!! Drive-Ins are few and far between! You have to take your kids!

Thank Jackie M
Riverside, California
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Fun family place that is priced well and located close to the freeway.

Thank BJL9255
Riverside, CA
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139 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2011

Drive in movie theaters are sadly a dying breed. This one is surprisingly good, big, clean and the food they serve in the concession stand, (although expensive), is really great. They do not take credit cards or ATMs so please bring cash, otherwise they will keep your drivers license and make you go into the stand and use their excessive... More 

Thank JeremyRiverside_CA
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2011

Stayed in Riverside for 1 night during 2 week California road trip Came here after seeing it on Trip Advisor. In the UK we don't really have drive-in cinemas, so thought it would be fun Came on a Thursday to see The Hangover 2. The place was packed Was basically a big car park with a building selling tacos, burgers,... More 

Thank jwalsh33
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2008

I was very excited to find out that Riverside had two drive-in theaters still in operation. I just went to the Van Buren and was not disappointed. It seems that the theater has had some remodeling and fresh paint in the past year. The price is now $7 for a double feature- still cheaper than seeing one movie in a... More 

Thank ghastlyone

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