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

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

For those who struggle to read CliffsNotes without the guidance of a Sherpa, a night of fast-paced live-action literature at San Diego REP helps keep things clear, entertaining, and to the point. With 37 of Bill’s works performed in 97 minutes, the show traverses a mind-spiking storyline full of laughs, tears, and historical nuggets. One moment you're mourning the tragic death of yet another character, and the next you're realizing why your 8th-grade English paper scored modest marks.

79 Horton Plz
San Diego,
CA
US