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Five Best SoCal Drive-In Theaters

Five Best SoCal Drive-In theaters

Some of my favorite childhood memories were watching the latest summer blockbuster hit out of the back of my parent’s station wagon at the drive-in theater on Beach Boulevard. Years later, that was the last drive-in in Orange County to close, but many remained open in Southern California for us to relive the same memories with our children. A couple are not too far outside of Orange County, and it makes for a great end of summer family night out. Have fun creating movie memories at one of these SoCal Drive-in Theaters.


Mission Tiki
10798 Ramona Ave
Montclair, CA 91763

Families can see two movies back-to-back at Mission Tiki. They are open seven days a week, and we recommend arriving early on weekends (this is a popular location). Adults are $9, and kids ages 5-9 are $1. If you have an SUV, you’ll want to park in the back to keep the hatch open. Outside food is welcome, but they also have a snack bar.


Van Buren Drive-In
3035 Van Buren Boulevard
Riverside, CA 92503

This is another popular SoCal drive-in theater and is located right off the 91 freeway. They are open seven days a week. Adults are $9, and children 5-9 are $1. Before going to this drive-in, check their website for awesome discount coupons!!


Rubidoux Drive-In
3770 Opal St
Riverside, CA 92509

This drive-in is open seven days a week. Tickets are $9 for adults and $1 for children ages 5-9. There are downloadable snack bar coupons of their website, and families are guaranteed to have a blast at this local drive-in theater.


South Bay Drive-in
2170 Coronado Ave
San Diego, CA 92154

If your family is closer to San Diego vs. Riverside, then this is the drive-in to visit (South OC families). You can even include a night at this drive-in while on your next weekend getaway in San Diego. They are open seven days a week. Tickets are $9 adults and $1 for children ages 5-9.


Vineland Drive-In
443 Vineland Ave
City of Industry, CA 91746

This drive-in is open seven days a week (rain or shine). They accept cash or credit (with ID). Gates open at 7 pm on weekdays, and 7:30 pm on weekends. Friday/Saturday tickets are $9.50 adults, and children 5-8 are $3.25. Sunday through Thursday tickets are $9 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-8. Children under the age of five are free.


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