SoCal Drive-in history

posted by Michael Zoldessy on July 12, 2011 at 3:55 pm


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.

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Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on July 12, 2011 at 7:34 pm

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.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on July 12, 2011 at 9:38 pm

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!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 13, 2011 at 11:42 pm

With that population that Drive-in should last unless someone makes them" a deal they can’t refuse.“Lol.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on July 14, 2011 at 5:09 am

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.

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