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Address: 4584 Adobe Rd, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-1671
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TOTAL BIT OF NOSTALGIA OF MOVIE DAYS LONG GONE

I was spending a few days in TWENTYNINE PALMS and saw they had a drive-in theater. It has been decades since I last went to a drive-in and was amazed that some still exist... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jackbear
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was spending a few days in TWENTYNINE PALMS and saw they had a drive-in theater. It has been decades since I last went to a drive-in and was amazed that some still exist. Smith's Ranch Drive-In is a total blast from the past to the days when Drive-Ins ruled the world. I had to visit the drive-in even though... More 

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Thank Jackbear
Vancouver, Canada
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451 reviews
283 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Went to the Smith's Ranch Drive-in. The line started a half hour before the gates opened. It was only $5 per person to get in. The concession price were very reasonable with lots of butter on the popcorn. The parking spots are nicely ramped for great viewing.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Went on friday night $5 to go in, great prices at the concession and a really neat Complimentary pen with a really bright little flash light on top. You get two films recent Releases with good screne quality and great Sound through your radio. We loved going Back in time it has been thirty years since we have had drive... More 

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Thank 77maple123
Twentynine Palms, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great place to take family and either sit in your car or back of your pick up trk and enjoy a movie. You will either have to tune in your radio or bring a boom box. A lot of fun, they have food or you can bring your own

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Thank TonyROKN4M
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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

It's 5$ a person to get in it's a clean place the snack bar is very nice and the prices are inexpensive over all a good experience and they show current movies.

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Thank Carol P
Crestview, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed having a retro experience going to a drive-in movie. The sites are nicely angled facing the screen. U2 and your FM radio to a specific channel to get the sound through your car speakers. Only five dollars per person for the movie. They show two movies but we only stayed for the first one. The hotdogs were... More 

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Thank kmsmolen
Los Altos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I can't even remember the last time I went to a drive-in movie, so tonight was a real treat! We arrived on Sunday night, paid an insanely inexpensive admission of $5 per person and easily found a tilted parking spot to watch the movie. We took advantage of the concessions, with popcorn and hot dogs (rarely eaten but for the... More 

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Thank Scooter914
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 June 2016

$5 per person for two relatively new releases is insane value for money, and that's not even mentioning the increasingly rare charms of the drive-in experience. Staff are helpful and concessions are cheap. Only downside was the audio (coming via the car radio) had an irritating buzzing sound sometimes, but that may well have simply been a car fault.

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Thank BloodiedFox
Los Angeles, California
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316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

I visited the Smith's Drive-in with my family and we all had a fantastic evening. The cost is $5 per person (over 3 years), for 2 movies. I was there in January and the theater opened at 6:30pm, and the movie started at 7pm. This is an old school 50's drive-in, that could be the background for any 80's horror/thriller... More 

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Thank SNAFU23
Olney, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

Visited here whilst in Joshua Tree for a few days. Great value at 5 dollars a head for 2 movies and really friendly people at the place. Thoroughly recommend and a real treasure to find on our holiday

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