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Fair Prices

We went on a weekday, so it was practically empty and we were able to get a good spot. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Richmond, Virginia
Great value if you can stay up late!

This place isn’t as popular as I remember 15 years ago,but I’m glad they can still operate. $9 an... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
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3 weeks ago
“Fair Prices”
13 Nov 2018
“Great value if you can stay up late!”
One of three drive-in theatres in the area, South Bay offers three big screens to choose from.
2170 Coronado Ave, San Diego, CA 92154-2096
+1 619-423-2727
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a weekday, so it was practically empty and we were able to get a good spot. The double-features are a steal if you can stay up. I wish the concessions weren't as sketchy but I don't think I've ever been to a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

This place isn’t as popular as I remember 15 years ago,but I’m glad they can still operate. $9 an adult per car is still a steal for two current brand new movies!!! I do recommend bringing food or snacks in (which is allowed by the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank prhoductive5
Reviewed 7 April 2018

What a great movie option for families; FAR less expensive than the traditional theaters. The last time I went to a "regular" movie theater I spent nearly $30 for a ticket, medium popcorn and medium soda...that's ridiculous! The drive-in ticket price is $7 per person...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Brilliant value at $9 for two films. Perfect radio reception & reasonably priced snacks in the diner. Loved it-just wish we had these in the UK!

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I had a wonderful time sailing and snorkeling with Little Boat Sailing in Vieques, Puerto Rico. They know what they are doing and I strongly recommend them to anyone visiting Vieques.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 112010z
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Being from the east coast (Connecticut) I look forward to going to a Drive-In when available. South Bay Drive is great because it has 3 screens and the latest movies to chose from. It's south of San Diego near the mexican border but it's always...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank tonyprevity
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The old De Anza Drive in! The three screen Drive in theater is always pulling a crowd. and the local swap meet seems to do well.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Jiro_Kaneshiro
Reviewed 15 November 2015

While on our US road trip, we couldn't resist going to a drive in. Was great fun and great value - $9 each for two movies. Screens were large and bright. A definite must do if you're in San Diego for a nice relaxing evening.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank FullFonz
Reviewed 29 September 2014

So much fun! This was a great way to see a new release double feature for only $8! I saw people say it was really busy but I went on a friday night and had no problems. Just remember you need a radio to listen...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank williejay5
Reviewed 1 July 2014

So we went to this place in San Diego. Three different outdoor movie screen. It was so awesome. It only cost us $32 for 4 people to watch two movies. How To Train Your Dragon 2 and Maleficent! It was awesome!

Date of experience: June 2014
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