Summer 2020 is going to be filled with drive-in movies as we adapt to social distancing. In the Los Angeles area, we are so blessed to have a good amount of drive-in theatres to choose from. The Vineland Drive in, and the Paramount Drive In theatre are the closest to Los Angeles. These are actual drive-in theatres that are still open and operating. There are also pop up style drive-in series happening with Street Food Cinema in Glendale and the Tribeca Drive In at the Rose Bowl.

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vineland drive in

I went to the Vineland Drive-In located in the City of Industry back in 2014. I’ve been wanting to go back to check it out so I was very excited when free tickets through A Night at the Drive-In were made available. This series, hosted by the Outlier Society and Amazon Studios, is happening in various cities across the USA. The movies shown have been curated by Michael B. Jordan and showcase diverse voices. In addition to free tickets, guests will receive a complimentary snack box filled with items from black and brown businesses. The screenings will take place on select nights in July and August.

Please note that if you want to see both movies at a double feature you’ll need a ticket for each movie. I don’t understand why you are not able to stay for both without re-entering. They claim it is part of the COVID regulations. You will need a separate email address in order to get more than one ticket. You can have multiple people in your car even with just one ticket.

night at the drive in

The Vineland Drive-In has four screens and typically charges $10 per person for those over the age of 8. Children from ages 5-8 it is $4 for a ticket. Children under 5 are free.  Their website does not list the time that you are able to enter but I arrived an hour and a half early and had no problem getting in. I was assigned to screen 4 and even though I was the first to park I was later asked to move and repark because the car to my left did not park far enough from me to be properly distanced. There were portapotties close by but luckily I went towards the concession stand and found that actual restrooms were open.


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So thankful for the free screening series #ANightAtTheDriveIn sponsored by Amazon Studios and Outlier Society curated by Michael B. Jordan. The series is showcasing movies that celebrate diverse voices. There are several cities that this is being held in. The only LA based location is the Vineland Drive In in the City of Industry. You can find the link to free tickets in the link in my bio. Each screening includes a free snack box and ArcLight caramel corn. #driveinmovies #vinelanddrivein #amazonstudios #primevideo #driveinmovie #drivein #seela #discoverla #abc7eyewitness #sharesocal #cbsla #nbcla #visitla #ktla #foxla #lostinla #mydayinla #lamylove #welikela #timeoutla #eyeonla #wherethelocalsgo #losangelesgrammers #instaworthyla #lifehacksla

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The other location just seems to not be quite as run down though neither is super fancy. I was disappointed that the sound was not clear but it was a free movie night when I went so I guess I can’t really complain. Please note that their concession stand is closed until further notice.

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