When the lockdowns first started, all of the public events we were looking forward to were canceled for others’ safety. What we thought would only last one month has already lasted six. One of the first kinds of businesses to close were all the movie theaters. However, there is a safe way to adapt to social distancing rules to watch some of our favorite movies. Many companies turned their movie theaters into drive-ins – like the good old days! Drive to the venue, stay in your parked car, and enjoy these upcoming films.
2nd & PCH E 2nd St & Pacific Coast HWY Long Beach, CA 90803
When the sun sets, the movie starts! Come to Long Beach’s newly opened 2nd and PCH, where there are restaurants open for taking out and outdoor dining before the films begin. The complimentary reservation-based, in-vehicle movie experience with marina views occurs every Friday at sunset from July 24-September 25. Check out their website for reservations, stand-by tickets, and all the fun movies they’re playing soon. It can’t get any more summer than film and food by the beach.
August 14th: Guardians of the Galaxy, sunset is at 7:39 pm
August 21st: Hairspray, sunset is at 7:31 pm
August 28th: Moana, sunset is at 7:31 pm
September 4th: Selena, sunset is at 7:13 pm
September 11th: A Dog’s Purpose, sunset is at 7:03 pm
September 18th: Princess and the Frog, sunset is at 6:54 pm
September 24th: The Fast and the Furious, sunset is at 6:45 pm
3770 Opal Street West Riverside, CA 92509
When this Riverside drive-in theater started in 1948, who knew it would still be standing tall today? What has become a local historical location has brought entertainment and movies back to life for drive-in theaters. Summer has changed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun in a safe environment. With movies like The Tax Collector, Grown Ups, and Stand By Me playing – everyone in the family can see a movie they’ll love.
August 14 – 15: The Tax Collector, 8:30 pm and 12:20 am
August 14 – 15: Murder in the Woods, 10:30 pm
August 14 – 15: Grown Ups, 8:30 pm and 12:25 am
August 14 – 15: Stand By Me, 10:35 pm
August 14 – 15:The Rental, 8:30 pm and 12:30 am
August 14 – 15: The Big Ugly, 10:20 pm
7770 East Rosecrans Avenue Paramount, CA 90723
Now that everyone is adapting to social distancing, we can see movies again, and I don’t know about you, but I prefer the drive-in theaters! With a 50% capacity rule for the parking lot, restrooms, and face coverings near the concession stands, you’ll be safer than ever. With The Tax Collector and Grown Ups on this weekend’s movie list, adults and kids will be able to see movies to make the movie experience amazing.
August 14 – August 20: The Tax Collector, 8:45 pm and 10:55 pm
August 14 – August 20: Grown Ups, 8:30 pm and 10:45 pm
Lake Balboa Complex 6335 Woodley Avenue Los Angeles, CA 91406
San Fernando Valley turned drive-in movies into a party on wheels! Your movie-watching experience just became even more amazing with their full drive-in theater. Bring your loved ones, and bring some food – because their film list is worth the wait. With single playing movies and double features, your film experience will be better before with these classics. You know Grease is the best movie to watch in a drive-in – they even go to one in the film!
August 14: Grease, 8:30 pm
August 15: Jurassic Park, 8:30 pm
August 16: La Bamba, 8:30 pm
September 11: Clueless/Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 8:00 pm
September 12: Batman/Terminator 2, 8:30 pm
889 Americana Way Glendale 91210
This drive-in theater is taking movies to a whole new level – Level 8, to be exact! Check out their impressive film list, including Love & Basketball, and A Star is Born. When you think of seeing movies in public, you’ll always remember seeing them in drive-in theaters. There are movies on the list for every kind of genre you enjoy. Check out the rest of their upcoming films and reserve your tickets before they sell out!
August 14: Moulin Rouge, 8:30 pm
August 27: Love & Basketball, 8:30 pm
August 28: A Star is Born, 8:30 pm