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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 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.

431 College Blvd
Oceanside,
CA
US

As soon as they've hatched, the newest Hollywood movies have a home on Tristone Cinemas' screens. First they arrive at Terra Vista 6 Cinemas and Jurupa 14 Cinemas, a location that also houses a lounge pouring out beer and wines. After the flicks have thoroughly entertained eyes at both theaters, they move to Tristone's three other movie houses. But Brea Plaza 5 Cinemas, Simi Valley 10 Cinemas, and Temeku Cinemas don't just specialize in second-run showings?they also present the occasional classic film in its twenty-fifth, fiftieth, or three-hundredth showing.

26463 Ynez Rd
Temecula,
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

The multiple Tony Award–winning La Jolla Playhouse stacks each spectacular season with audience-enchanting plays that often matriculate to Broadway and off-Broadway success. This year's season kicks off with the world premiere of Arthur Kopit and Anton Dudley's comedy, A Dram of Drummhicit. Directed by the playhouse's artistic director Christopher Ashley, fresh from a Tony win for the musical Memphis, this play follows a comedic culture clash in small-town Scotland as an American businessman breaks ground for his dream golf course—and digs up bodies in the process.

2910 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego,
CA
US