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Van Buren Drive-In Theatre

3035 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92503-5656
+1 909-688-2360
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Pleasant surprise

Looking for something to do visiting the Temecula area. Found this drive-in on Trip Advisor. Didn't... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2015
via mobile
Fun budget friendly family outing

there are very few places where you can take the family out and not spend a fortune. They're also... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2015
via mobile
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  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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3035 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92503-5656
+1 909-688-2360
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Reviewed 7 July 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...More

2  Thank StuStuff
Reviewed 19 May 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...More

2  Thank boots279
Reviewed 29 April 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.

3  Thank cariL44
Reviewed 29 April 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...More

2  Thank Robert P
Reviewed 27 March 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...More

2  Thank Christie B
Reviewed 23 January 2015

We have enjoyed this drive in for a few years now. We have made a tradition of going on Christmas, and the crowd is very small and the familys who come are very nice. We bring blankets, hot tea and snacks and an EXTERNAL radio,...More

1  Thank trazee2013
Reviewed 12 January 2015

One of the last great ones! bring your outdoor chairs and relax under the starts and enjoy the fun of movies outside! All though most don't follow the etiquette for a drive in (parking lights on during movie), its a great time. They have great...More

2  Thank Cheri Lynn F
Reviewed 3 November 2014

We took our daughter and granddaughters, who were visiting from CO, to the Van Buren Drive-In July 2014 for "a memorable family experience". We had taken our son and daughter to the drive-in when they were young and they loved it...as did our granddaughters. You...More

3  Thank eatwutulv
Reviewed 12 October 2014

For those that grew up with drive-ins Van Buren is, I'm sure, just another example. For those that didn't it's a thrill. Not one that many tourists will ever get a chance to experience because, let's be honest, very few of your average visitors will...More

2  Thank LDN_2009
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Has that great outdoors feel I grew up with. My children love it. Going there again tonight. We like to set up the chairs with the blankets and just watch the movie(s) under the stars.

1  Thank James Mark G
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