There’s nothing quite like a film under the stars to take your mind off the daily grind.
Drive-in movies have made a major comeback in recent years, especially in 2020. And while it would be nice to have the option to head to our local theater to see the latest releases, we are thrilled that drive-ins are getting the attention they deserve. Plus, it gives us all a safe and socially distant option to enjoy a little escape from the four walls of our homes.
South Bay Drive-In Theatre is one such place that is a local must. Dating all the way back to 1958, this vintage drive-in has been the go-to spot for date nights, classic cinema buffs and families alike for decades. And while it’s the perfect way to relive the glory days of the fifties, you won’t have to compromise on film selection at this theater. This South Bay favorite features three large screens and typically screens five different films in a day.
The theater features all the latest releases and is open every day of the week, so there’s plenty of time to catch that new flick you have your eye on! Not to mention, ticket prices are more affordable than your typical theater (saving you money for more snacks) and, as an added bonus, your ticket gets you admission for two movies playing on the same screen – who doesn’t love a good two-for-one?
Tickets cost $10 for adults and just $1 for kids aged 5-9, making it a nice affordable outing for the whole family. Tickets are bought at the gate upon entry (credit/debit accepted), and the box office opens an hour before the first showing.
You can bring your own snacks, but there is also a snack bar with tasty treats like popcorn, candy and carne asada nachos available for purchase (cash only).
Guests must stay in their vehicles for the screenings, and must wear masks to visit the restroom and snack bar. Social distancing is required at all times. For more information about safety guidelines and what’s playing this week, check out their webpage.
Location: 2170 Coronado Avenue,
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