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El Rancho Drivein Theatre

555 El Rancjo Drive, Sparks, NV 89431
+1 775-358-6920
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Not the same

We were regulars before the last owner retired several years ago but go sparingly now and receive... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Reno, Nevada
Good drive in

Came on a Thursday and it wasn't crowded. $7.50 for adults.. kids under 4 are free. We like going... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Will G
Lincoln, California
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22 May 2017
“Not the same”
7 Oct 2016
“Good drive in ”
555 El Rancjo Drive, Sparks, NV 89431
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We were regulars before the last owner retired several years ago but go sparingly now and receive poor service every time. The staff seem not to care about the customers and are often rude or indifferent when I've brought issues to their attention (wrong radio...More

1  Thank OutNAboutinReno
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Came on a Thursday and it wasn't crowded. $7.50 for adults.. kids under 4 are free. We like going to the drive in every once in a while. They have a snack bar. Bathrooms are ok.

1  Thank Will G
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Not a great neighborhood, but definitely worth a visit!! It definitely a summer tradition for my family. So much fun. Has a great snack bar, but you can bring in your own food and drinks.

1  Thank Melis_76
Reviewed 15 December 2015

It sure brouhgt back a lot of memories. You use your car radio for your spearker. No more speakers hanging the the poles. The staff were friendly and the cost is more than reasonable. The best part is that you can watch on movie and...More

1  Thank Al B
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Is it in the ghetto? Yes. But it's a fenced in private lot, no unsavory people hanging around. In fact, kids are playing and running around before show time and most people watch the movies out of their cars in camping chairs or their pick-up...More

1  Thank Aimee T
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

I go there two to three times a month it's very clean has a great snack bar love sitting in the back of the truck and watching movies there can't beat the price lots of good date nights there

1  Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is a 4 screen old time drive in theater. A great place to visit for a Movie in the comfort of your own car. On week ends it is a big flea market during the day with a lot of different item plus Meican...More

1  Thank oowboy22
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Visited the drive-in with another family to see a double feature. The price is right for the movie $7 for adults & children over 12. $1 for kids!! The neighborhood is very dicey. So get there early, pick your spot & lock your doors!!

1  Thank Debbi D
Reviewed 14 November 2014

I've been coming here for over thirty years and can't wait for next summer so we can pack up the car and go again. I was happy when they got the radio frequency technology. the old speakers were cool but, didn't deliver the quality that...More

1  Thank Drake B
Reviewed 5 September 2014

I love the cost for one! $7 per person; $1 for kids 5-11 yrs old. And for that price you get two movies, back to back. What a deal! You can bring chairs, food, drinks, blankets... Sooo much cheaper than the overpriced movie theaters. There...More

1  Thank Victoria P
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