Movies in San Marcos

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Armed with a quartet of newly installed digital projectors, Moviemax Theatres invites audiences to get lost in the magic of the silver screen. Digital surround sound further enhances the escapism, and a fully stocked concession area keeps guests from wanting to nibble on the hair of the person in front of them.

2601 El Camino Real
Carlsbad,
CA
US

UltraStar Cinemas cossets moviegoers in cushy seating as they enjoy Hollywood hits alongside buttery servings of popcorn. Film buffs can peruse the current showtimes by location to handpick an action-packed flick, romantic comedy, or chilling thriller featuring inexplicably aggressive hamsters. The concession stand outfits moviegoers with snacks, drinks, and buckets filled with warm kernels, keeping stomach grumblings to a minimum during showings and providing crunchy projectiles in case of sudden younger-sibling attacks. UltraStar Play it Again Cinemas also offers a selection of Hollywood hits for patrons to enjoy in high-back reclining chairs alongside snacks from the concession stand.

431 College Blvd
Oceanside,
CA
US

• For $13, you get one section C ticket for the August 6 performance (an $18–$26 value). • For $13, you get one section C ticket for the August 7 performance (an $18–$26 value). • For $13, you get one section C ticket for the August 10 performance (an $18–$26 value). • For $13, you get one section C ticket for the August 11 performance (an $18–$26 value). • For $13, you get one section C ticket for the August 12 performance (an $18–$26 value). • For $13, you get one section C ticket for the August 13 performance (an $18–$26 value). • For $13, you get one section C ticket for the August 14 performance (an $18–$26 value). • For $16, you get one section B ticket for the August 6 performance (an $18–$33 value). • For $16, you get one section B ticket for the August 7 performance (an $18–$33 value). • For $16, you get one section B ticket for the August 10 performance (an $18–$33 value). • For $16, you get one section B ticket for the August 11 performance (an $18–$33 value). • For $16, you get one section B ticket for the August 12 performance (an $18–$33 value). • For $16, you get one section B ticket for the August 13 performance (an $18–$33 value). • For $16, you get one section B ticket for the August 14 performance (an $18–$33 value).

1545 Pioneer Way
El Cajon,
CA
US

The historic fountain at the east end of Balboa Park’s El Prado pedestrian walk is a lure for visitors, thanks to its majestic and cooling spray. But a quick turn to the right is the entrance to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, another local draw. For the young, it’s a two story, interactive science playground. For the young at heart, there are sophisticated displays, rotating exhibits and the new, NanoSeam IMAX Dome Theater. Films splayed across the 76-foot wraparound screen plunge viewers into the depths of the sea and out into space, through jungles and between skyscrapers around the planet. Resident astronomers also create new shows monthly, using the latest SkyScan System software. The café near the entrance takes care of hungry visitors with a modest menu, a few tables indoors and patio seating in front of the fountain.

1875 El Prado
San Diego,
CA
US

Not valid for screenings or panels on October 21 or 28.

7510 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego,
CA
US

Today’s Groupon is your passport to cinematic bliss. For $49, you get a five-day all-access pass to the star-studded parties and premieres at the San Diego Film Festival on September 23–27 at the Gaslamp Theater. Even at the current sale price of $99, this deal still saves you 51%.

701 5th Ave
San Diego,
CA
US