SoCal Drive-in history
posted by Michael Zoldessy on July 12, 2011 at 9:55 am
LOS ANGELES, CA — Steve Harvey of the Los Angeles Times looks back on the once vibrant drive-in scene of Los Angeles. Sadly, today only the Vineland remains in the entire county.
Just going to throw in a plug for the Mission Tiki Drive-in in Montclair as well. Just outside LA County, it’s a great place to go on a balmy night.
As stated in another blog post, I’ve been splitting time between both the Vineland and Mission Tiki since Daylight Savings Time descended upon us. 2 movies for the price of a matinee. Can’t beat that!
BTW: The “Tiki Dogs” at the Mission Tiki (Bacon wrapped hot dogs with grilled onions & jalapeno peppers on a warm hot dog bun) are KILLER!
With that population that Drive-in should last unless someone makes them" a deal they can’t refuse.“Lol.
Value of land is higher than teenyboppers at a Snoop Dogg concert. They’d rather put Wal Marts and grocery stores on that land than something that will only make them money after it gets dark outside. Greedy, I know, but unless some benevolent benafactor plunks down a couple of mil on a piece of land and demands that a drive-in MUST BE operated on it, this is what we’re stuck with.