223 Balboa Theatre Tips
- Casual 3
- Take public transit 1
- Park in lot 1
- Parking is cheap 1
- Dine before you go 2
- Food and drinks for purchase 2
Because I could not find it anywhere when I went looking online at both the show page and ticketing sites--the show is 90 minutes with no intermission.
Lots of restaurants nearby in Gaslamp
Park just next door at Horton Plaza, then with theater validation it is only 10 dollars.
IF you park in Horton Plaza lot (same block & side as will call) you can get your parking ticket stamped at the theater and it is a flat $10 fee (instead of $20 the night we went).
I wore Casual dress - theater is cool, need a sweater.
Parking at 225 Broadway is as convenient as website suggests and easy to get to.
There are many good restaurants within walking distance of the theater. We had a very nice meal at Blue Point Coastal Cuisine before the concert.
Park at Horton Plaza Shopping Center and have your ticket validated at Balboa Theater. $10 for 6 hours.
I wore a long sleeve dress shirt and slacks. A suit and tie is also appropriate..
We parked at City College and walked. Not too far, got to see the sights of downtown.
why would you have to print the tickets and waste paper when they had machines that could read from your phone?
Part at Horton Plaza in the Vegetable Garage. Free validation machines in the middle of the mall. No purchase necessary.
When going to Balboa Theater, remember to get your parking validated if you park in Horton Plaza. Otherwise you will pay about $8 an hour!
At the movie I went to they sold bagged popcorn mix, other sweet treats, wine, beer, mixed drinks and soda. They take credit card!
You can get parking at the Horton Plaza Mall and get it validated at the validation machine before the movie. Since my movie was exactly 1 hour and 45 mins, my parking was free!
The weather was cold and crisp. I wore jeans and a hoodie sweatshirt.
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