Sunset Drive-In Theatre, San Luis Obispo

4.6
#1 of 6 in Nightlife in San Luis Obispo
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  • Exciting to take our kids 17, 8 and 6 to their first Drive-In theater. Make sure you have cash to get in. A must do in the San Luis Obispo area!  more »
  • I haven't visited any drive-ins since the 70s, but I don't remember them being any better than this one. Only $10 for a double feature? And $5 for a bottomless tub of popcorn? Sign me up! Call...  more »
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  • I love the drive in! So much better than sitting in a movie theater and you can bring all the food you want. The snack bar could use some work and that should really make my overall rating a 3 or 4 but I still enjoy the drive in too much to reduce it. They are extremely slow but a tiny bit more reasonably priced than a regular theater. I definitely prefer just bringing in my own food. They don't have speakers at the cars any more so you have to be able to use your stereo. Last time we had some weird feedback going on and they let me borrow a handheld radio. It got the same feedback when I reached our location, so I don't know what was going on that night. I've never experienced it before but found out they do have radios you can use if needed. I've also found out they can jump start your vehicle if your battery dies.
  • Fun place to go with the kids. A few tips: it's cash only so make sure to bring enough for your tickets and concessions. You can bring your own food in but it's nice to support the concession stand so this place stays in business. Drive-ins are a dying breed so let's keep ours! Get there early especially on weekends to get a good spot. Gate opens an hour before the first show. It gets chilly at night so wear layers and bring blankets. We like to park backwards with the hatchback open so we bring an FM portable radio to listen to the movie otherwise you need to use your car radio. It's also nice to bring some camping chairs to sit outside of the car. The screen is showing a bit of wear and tear and could use a refresh but even with that it's a great deal to see two recently released movies for $10 per adult and $4 for children 5-11. Plus you can bring your dog(s) as long as they stay in the car or on a leash.

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