Outdoor Theaters Spice Up Summer

Four theaters in San Diego County offer up drive-in and outdoor theaters

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Looking for a perfect summer night activity? Search no further, because on Friday night, a new movie theater drives in to Pacific Beach.

Full Moon Drive-In will take over the parking lot of Pacific Beach Middle School from July 20 to mid-September.

The space can fit 180-200 cars in the lot, with prices ranging from $10 to $20.

Don’t feel like driving? No problem. There’s also a lounge-area for people who want to bring their beach chairs to the drive-in.

For this week’s showing, roughly 80 people have already purchased tickets online. The first movie featured this Friday is “Top Gun.”

The company receives suggestions from fans about which movies to play through Facebook, Twitter and its webpage.

“We like to involve our fans,” said David Adler, a partner with the Mexican-based theater company. He also said if all things go well, they’re hoping to stay at the middle school on a long-term basis.

Full Moon Drive-In isn’t the only outdoor movie theater in San Diego. Three other locations in the county open year-round

South Bay Drive-In
east of Imperial Beach has three screens showing the latest movies, which prices staring at $7. In East County, Santee Drive-In also offers up new movies seven days a week.

If you want to enjoy movies outside without using a car, Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills – featuring older films on a large outdoor screen.

With nighttime weather in San Diego warming up, there’s no reason to skip out on a drive-in. So head out and enjoy outdoor movies before things cool down.

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