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Best Movie Theaters In Orange County

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Here's the skinny on the best movie theaters in Orange County. Whether you are on a budget, want a top-notch 3D and IMAX experience, desire an old-fashioned drive-in or want to watch your flick with in-seat food and drink service, these theaters will help enhance your movie-viewing experience.

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Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 and IMAX
65 Fortune Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 450-4920

Many movie goers seek to experience the newest technological digital experience in the theater, and Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 and IMAX does just that. In addition to top-notch 3-D and IMAX capabilities, this theater is located in a convenient area where people may dine and shop as well. For a one-stop location for a family outing or date, hit the Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 and IMAX for the latest movie theater releases.

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UltraLuxe Anaheim Cinemas
321 W. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 399-0300

It's nice to spend time with the entire family, but sometimes it's enjoyable to have a night out with just adults. UltraLuxe Anaheim Cinemas provide a unique movie-viewing experience by only admitting movie goers older than 21. In-seat ordering is available with beer, wine and food items as well. Also, with validation, parking is free for up to four hours. If you want a night out in the movie theater without any crying babies, UltraLuxe Anaheim Cinemas is the place for you.

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Woodbridge Movies 5
4626 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 733-0980

If you are on a budget but still want a quality movie experience, then you should check out Woodbridge Movies 5 in Irvine. General admission is $2 and hot dogs are a buck. You may have missed some of the movie releases in theaters from prior months, but still want to watch the movie on the big screen. Well, not to worry, Woodbridge Movies 5 showcases movies that were released in theaters three to six months back as well.

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Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 210 and IMAX
26701 Aliso Creek Road
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 425-3861

For an IMAX experience with several movie and parking choices, Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 and IMAX is where it's at. Known for its neighborhood feel, this theater is located in a shopping area with several restaurants to venture to during your visit. 

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Vineland Drive-In Movie Theater
443 N. Vineland Ave.
City of Industry, CA 91746
(626) 961-9262

If you've ever wanted to go back in time and enjoy an old-fashioned drive-in movie theater, you will have to venture beyond Orange County to the City of Industry, home of the last drive-in theater in the Southern California area. Vineland Drive-In Movie Theater shows movies seven days a week for reasonable prices; kids younger than 5 years old are free, tickets for children 5 to 8 years old are $3 and tickets for ages 9 years and older are $9. Bring your own candy, popcorn and beverages and enjoy watching a movie under the stars with FM Dolby Stereo sound.

Stacy Brecht is a professional writer, dancer, marketer and model in the Los Angeles area. Brecht also enjoys traveling, wine, fitness training, volunteering, movies and trying new restaurants. Her work can be found at

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