Van Buren Drive-In

3035 Van Buren Boulevard,
Riverside, CA 92503

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DRIVEIN101 on September 14, 2018 at 10:49 am

Grand opening was July 10, 1964 with “The Carpetbaggers”, starring George Peppard, Alan Ladd and Carrol Baker…followed by Jerry Lewis' “The Patsy”

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on January 29, 2013 at 4:43 pm

This drive-in is slated to convert to digital projection in 2013.

joshvs on March 23, 2012 at 1:29 am

I go here as often as I can convince the wife. Worked ticket booth a few times in the early nineties. Good times.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on April 6, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Very nice drive-in with THE BEST CARNE ASADA tacos/burritos on the planet! Get here early – the Carne Asada lines can be super long…long enough to make you miss part of your movie.

The only drawback about coming here is the bottlenecked portions of the 91 Freeway (between Yorba Linda and Corona) where traffic comes to a grinding halt. If it wasn’t for that, I’d come here more often.

monika on August 9, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Here is a summer 2010 photograph I took:
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Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 19, 2008 at 11:44 am

Thanks Monika! So very, VERY nice this drive-in is still running.

monika on November 19, 2007 at 1:09 pm

Here is a recent (summer 2007) picture of the Van Buren Drive In:
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rootmedia on February 7, 2005 at 11:08 pm

There’s also the Rubidoux Drive In Theater. I think these are the only two Drive Ins in Riverside.