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Drive-in Movie Theaters Open around LA: Family Movie Nights Make a Retro Comeback

The return of the drive-in movie is definitely on the pandemic silver lining list. Ticket sales are reportedly up at most of the nation's (freshly reopened) drive-in movie theaters; and pop-up drive-in movie events are beginning to, well, pop up all over. As summer activities cautiously start to open up around Los Angeles, watching a movie in your car may still be the only way to safely go out to the movies. Ticket prices are cheaper than a trip to a regular movie theater, and if that leaves you able to spend a little more, supporting the theater's concession stand helps these small businesses keep going. If not, one great thing about drive-ins is that you can BYO popcorn (and PJs)!

Although so far LA County has not yet reopened any movie theaters, the drive-in movie theaters listed below are all confirmed open as of the publication date. As other theaters reopen and pop-up drive-ins are added, we add them to this list.

Don't forget to bring masks for the bathroom and concession stands. These fun kids' face masks are just the ticket!

Mission Tiki Drive-In
10798 Ramona Ave
Montclair, CA 91763

Rubidoux Drive-In Theatre
3770 Opal St
Riverside, CA 92509

Van Buren Drive-In
3035 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA 92503

Skyline Drive-in
31175 Old Highway 58
Barstow, CA 92311

Vineland Drive-In Theater
443 N. Vineland Ave
City of Industry, CA 92503

The Roadium Open Air Market
2500 W Redondo Beach Blvd
Torrance, CA 90504

Vineland Drive-In Theater
443 N. Vineland Ave
City of Industry, CA 92503

Sagebrush Cantina
23527 Calabasas Road Old Town Calabasas
Calabasas, CA 91302

King Gillette Ranch
26800 Mulholland Hwy.
Calabasas, CA 91302

Westfield Fashion Square
14006 Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Americana at Brand
889 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210

Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001

Whittier Narrows Regional Park
South El Monte, CA

Castaic Lake Park
32132 Castaic Lake Dr.
Santa Clarita, CA 91390

Brandeis Bardin Campus
1101 Peppertree Lane
Simi Valley, CA 93064

Arroyo Vista Park
4550 Tierra Rejada Road
Moorpark, CA 93021

South Hangar
2525 E Warner Ave
Tustin, CA

Orange County Great Park
no physical address, see website for directions Sand Canyon and Marine Way
Irvine, CA

Irvine Spectrum
71 Fortune Dr
Irvine, CA

Various Locations, including Zion Lutheran Church & School
222 N. East Street
Anaheim, CA 92805

Fashion Island
401 Newport Center Drive,
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Picnic at the Mission
Mission San Juan Capistrano - 9:00 AM Pick
Marina del Rey WaterBus
various boarding locations, including Burton Chace Park - 1:00 PM Pick
Summer Weekend Drive-In at the Roadium
The Roadium Open Air Market - 6:30 PM Pick
Aquarium of the Pacific Outdoor Exhibits Open
Aquarium of the Pacific - various times Pick
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