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A Guide to Drive-in Theaters Around SoCal

June 8, 2020 by Christina Champlin
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There’s been a growing trend of hitting up drive-in theaters during the pandemic. Catching a flick inside your car is not only nostalgic, but also adheres to the social distancing rules we’ve implemented for our health. Here’s a list of open drive-ins you can cruise into along with a few new rules related to COVID-19. Generally speaking, prepare to stay in your car unless you’re going to the restroom or concession stand, during which you’ll have to wear your facial covering and practice social distancing.


Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre in Montclair is open nightly. It’s $10 for adults and $1 for kids 5-9. For a single ticket, you can choose to see just one movie or watch both films playing on the same screen. Current double features include Becky/The Hunt, Groundhog’s Day/Jumanji: The Next Level, and The Invisible Man/Arkansas. The snack bar includes candy, fountain drinks, Mexican fare, and more.

COVID-19 Rules: You must purchase tickets and view the movie from inside your car. You can only leave your vehicle to go to the restroom or snack bar and must practice social distancing at all times. If you break the rules, you will be asked to leave without a refund.

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Van Buren Drive In in Riverside is open nightly. Like Mission Tiki, it’s $10 for adults and $1 for children 5-9, which gets you two films on the same screen. They also have a snack bar.

COVID-19 Rules: You must purchase tickets and view the movie from inside your car. You can leave your vehicle only to go to the restroom or snack bar. You must practice social distancing at all times. If you break the rules, you will be asked to leave without a refund.

Paramount Drive-In Theatres in Paramount is open nightly and will operate at 50% capacity. Tickets are $10 for adults, $3.50 for kids 5-8, free for children under 5. Current films include The Wretched and Trolls World Tour.

COVID-19 Rules: Cars must park 9 feet apart. Customers must remain inside their vehicle during the movie. Each vehicle may only be occupied by members of the same household. Congregating is prohibited; social distancing will be enforced. Face coverings must be worn when exiting vehicles. Bathrooms will operate at 50% capacity (eight people at a time). Concessions are to-go only.

Vineland Drive-In in City of Industry is open nightly. Tickets are $10 for adults, $4 for children 5-9, and free for kids under 5. Current films include La La Land, Capone, Booksmart, and The Addams Family (2019).

COVID-19 Rules: You must watch the movie from inside your car, and wear a mask when visiting the restroom or snack bar. Social distancing will be enforced. You must leave one space between cars when parking. If you fail to follow the guidelines, you will be asked to leave without a refund. Credit cards are strongly encouraged. Otherwise, exact change will be accepted.

Rubidoux Drive-In Theatre in Riverside is open nightly. Tickets are $9 for adults and $1 for kids 5-9. Each ticket gets you both movies playing on the same screen. Current selections include Becky, The Hunt, The High Note, Knives Out, and more.

COVID-19 Rules: There are no COVID-19-related rules noted on the website. Please call ahead for any questions.

Electric Dusk Drive-In plans to return in fall 2020.

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