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Sunset Drive-In Theatre

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255 Elks Ln, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5410
+1 805-544-4475
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As rare as screen doors on submarines...

Sunset Drive-In, Wonderful name for a wonderful place.The drive-In movie experience is quickly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
harveymushman99
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San Luis Obispo, California
Great experience

The Sunset Drive-In was a really great experience and felt like stepping back in time. At $9 for up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lalls92
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255 Elks Ln, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5410
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Sunset Drive-In, Wonderful name for a wonderful place.The drive-In movie experience is quickly becoming a event shared only in fond memories with other aged relics. Don't let this past into history without you taking a look see. The Sunset Drive-In has got to be the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Sunset Drive-In was a really great experience and felt like stepping back in time. At $9 for up to 2 films, the cost is very good! We took in a takeaway pizza but there are snacks available once you get in. I can imagine...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been dying to go to a drive-in and on the east they all seem to be permanently closed or functioning as flea markets on weekends. When we found the Sunset Theater we were thrilled. What a treat to watch the new Avengers movie on...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

A take back to yesterday. Really enjoyed the movies. Double feature. Check out the nachos at the snack bar. 2 movies for price of one.

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

Sooo very cool! One of the only remaining drive-in cinemas left in the US apparently, this is a pretty awesome experience. Drive right up, find a good parking spot, put down your roof down and enjoy. For your money you'll get a double bill, but...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Grew up in the area and having been coming here for years. Great value ( especially when you bring your own dinner and snacks), and fun for families. As mentioned previously, bring cash for admission ($9 adults, $4 kids), and often expect cool evenings.

Thank cicilee
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

With drive-in theaters disappearing around the country, it is nice to have Sunset Drive-In still left in San Luis Obispo. Though it obviously isn't as inexpensive as it once was, it still is a better deal than a traditional theater. There are no longer any...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2017

We visited from the UK and had never been to a drive -in movie. We loved it! A real '50's drive in experience and the prices seem to have frozen in the 50's too! 2 feature films for $9 per adult, a huge bucket of...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2017

We enjoy this theatre every chance we get. My husband is tall and is uncomfortable in regular theatre seats. This allows him to stand up often without disrupting those around him. Same with the kids that don't always follow the no talking rule. Snacks are...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Kids are $4 and under 5 are free - what a great deal! Two first-run movies AND a crazy-cool throwback for the adults in the group. Sound was perfect and plenty of spaces to choose from. Go if you're ok with a few inconsiderate folks...More

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Stephanie S
May 21, 2017|
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Response from nope900 | Reviewed this property |
They usually release film titles a few days in advance. You can follow them on facebook to see what the new showing will be. As a general rule, the first showing of the week ends up as the second showing the next week.
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Cendrine01
January 19, 2015|
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Response from Christen A | Reviewed this property |
Hello, as far as I know, all you do is park your car and watch the movie (there are no rooms). If you are looking for a hotel, Embassy Suites is very close like the traveler above has said. Good luck, and enjoy the beautiful... More
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