Mission Tiki Drive-In

4407 State Street,
Montclair, CA 91763

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Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre (Official), Mission Drive-In Theatre

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Functions: Movies (First Run), Swap Meet

Previous Names: Mission Drive-In

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 909.627.3564
Manager: 909.628.0511

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Mission Tiki Drive-In

Owned by De Anza Drive-Ins, this year-round drive-in has room for 1,400 cars. It opened on May 28, 1956 with William Holden in “Picnic” & John Agar in “Star in the Dust”.

In 1975, four new screens replaced the original screen, which was demolished - apparently, the original screen was demolished and its surface used for fencing along the northern perimeter of the theatre.

The theater was later renamed the Mission Tiki Drive-In and is once again a premiere local attraction. The Mission Tiki Drive-In houses a swap meet on Wednesday and Friday through Sunday, and shows first-run movies seven days a week.

The Mission Tiki Drive-In is set to closed at the end of December 2019. The site will be redeveloped as a technology park. In November 2019 it was announced the drive-in & swap meet will stay open into 2020.

Contributed by MagicLantern

Recent comments (view all 22 comments)

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on November 1, 2019 at 10:37 am

The Island Valley Daily Bulletin ran the story of the sale on Oct. 31, 2019. According to that article, William Oldknow and Jack Anderson opened the Mission Drive-In, which had a capacity of 1350, on May 28, 1956. As was common for large drive-ins of the period, it had a 122x50-foot curved screen designed for CinemaScope. On the first night, the Mission showed the double feature Picnic and Star in the Dust.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 2, 2019 at 12:22 am

What are those doors under the screen for?

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 2, 2019 at 12:24 am

This drive-in should be heritage listed!!

Kris4077
Kris4077 on November 2, 2019 at 6:22 am

Those doors look like storage containers. Maybe something to do with the flea market or a side business renting storage sheds.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on November 9, 2019 at 2:32 pm

Drive-in and swap meet will remain open through Summer 2020 now.

https://www.sgvtribune.com/2019/11/07/mission-tiki-drive-in-in-montclair-to-stay-open-through-summer-2020/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_content=fb-sgvtribune&fbclid=IwAR0IWF1YCCufd-goJxFEk9YhONjPANekLGyGgHoyK3HNC4fL3LEuwQeAW6Y

dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on February 24, 2021 at 9:28 am

it is still open and showing movies!

driveinlover
driveinlover on April 12, 2021 at 6:30 pm

I took the wife to see Croods on Valentines Day. Really enjoyed the drive in and pizza.

driveinlover
driveinlover on August 7, 2021 at 2:25 pm

Saw Jungle Cruise last night, perfect weather for a drive in movie.

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