We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Van Buren Drive-In Theatre

3035 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92503-5656
+1 909-688-2360
Review Highlights
Good old fashioned fun!

Spent a few hours at this drive in movie theater. The kids loved watching in their pajamas! It was... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Alison A
via mobile
Fun place to hang out

Love going to the drive in. Affordable price,kids love the freedom to move around during the movie... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Erica A
via mobile
Read all 70 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“drive ins” (6 reviews)
“snack bar” (21 reviews)
3035 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92503-5656
+1 909-688-2360
Write a ReviewReviews (70)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Spent a few hours at this drive in movie theater. The kids loved watching in their pajamas! It was good old fashioned fun.

Thank Alison A
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Love going to the drive in. Affordable price,kids love the freedom to move around during the movie. Only complaint is with the many pigs (sorry people) My goodness people!clean your mess!!! We go, take our food, cooler etc etc and when is time to leave...More

2  Thank Erica A
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have been here before maybe a handful of times, and every time it seems to be a night to remember, it's fairly easy to find and lots of prime parking to watch the movies. They have a good system for bringing...More

2  Thank AlexHealey94
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We have been trying to go to drive-ins for quite some time and something always happens or they're sold out, so last night we left super early and finally made it and had so much fun! We got there at around 7:45 for an 8:45...More

1  Thank L S
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a great venue for watching a movie at night or shopping during the day! There is a swap-meet held here every weekend and on Wednesdays. Great things are waiting for you to find!

1  Thank suzansuz4sure
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend... I been coming here since I was young n now am bringing my kids here too.. just simply love this Drive-in ... it's relaxing u can bring ur own food or buy food in there plus ur kids can laugh n talk with...More

2  Thank Ganaay3
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have not been to a drive-in for over thirty years and my girlfriend, who's from Europe, had never been to one. We were excited about this drive-in after reading some generally positive reviews. The price was reasonable. Nine dollars a person for a double...More

2  Thank Luciano L
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

We went to the drive in to show our 12yr old what they are. He enjoyed it. It was Nov. and cold so we stayed in our car. The theatre had a great sound connection, popcorn and was very clean. Lots of fun for a...More

2  Thank Homeawayfromhome63
Reviewed 24 July 2015

My wife had only seen drive-in theaters in the movies and didn’t know they actually still existed. So, on our trip to my hometown we had to check it out. I have been many times to the drive in with my family growing up. Later,...More

3  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

The drive-in is still so much fun! I love taking my son and his friends. We have a blast. The Mexican food there is so good too. Seriously love it. I highly recommend grabbing some blankets and checking it out!

1  Thank Art M
Nearby HotelsSee all 24 hotels in Riverside
Simply Home Inn & Suites Riverside
24 reviews
1.57 km away
Rodeway Inn Riverside
22 reviews
2.48 km away
Days Inn Riverside Tyler Mall
340 reviews
2.62 km away
Sands Motel
16 reviews
2.78 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Olivia's Mexican Restaurant
30 reviews
1.42 km away
Asahi Sushi
58 reviews
.20 km away
Daily Brew
5 reviews
.20 km away
Enzo's Pizza & Pasta
13 reviews
1.50 km away
Nearby Attractions
California Citrus State Historic Park
148 reviews
1.60 km away
Hidden Valley Golf Club
9 reviews
7.36 km away
Castle Park
111 reviews
2.76 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Van Buren Drive-In Theatre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines