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7 Drive-In Movie Night Pop-Ups Happening In L.A. This Janurary

By Secret Los Angeles January 7, 2021

Keep the good times rolling.

Reopenings have rolled back and we’re more or less operating under the same Safer-At-Home order as we were back in spring. The current surge has meant we’re left with very few options when it comes to keeping ourselves entertained. Luckily, drive-ins are allowed to remain open and there’s a ton of pop-ups that have pivoted from the usual al fresco affairs on picnic blankets to a safer (and cozier) drive-in model.

Here are some of the best ones happening in L.A. this month:

1. Drive-In Movie Nights at Pizzeria Da Michele

From Thursday to Sunday, starting at sundown and ending at 9 p.m., you can enjoy delicious pizzas and a film at Pizzeria Da Michele. The films are completely free and they’ve introduced a car-hop service so you can order food and have it brought to your car.

Location: 1534 N McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Call 323-366-2408 to reserve a spot. 

2. Rooftop Cinema Club

The roaming pop-up landed on the Santa Monica Airport runway with a 52-foot screen for the holidays and due to popular demand, they’ve decided to stick around for another month.

Location: 3233 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Find out more here.

3. Hollywood Legion Post 43

Meet the first-ever drive-in located in the heart of Hollywood! The historic Legion Theater has taken its screenings outdoors with a 4K projection system and a Hollywood hills’ backdrop. You can catch Christopher Nolan’s new film, Tenet, for $65 per car, including candy, popcorn and soda.

Location: 2035 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068

4. Street Food Cinema [February]

Buckle up and prepare for a cinematic feast. Street Food Cinema is known for matching up the movie, food, and settings to the season. Whether it’s a classic horror film at the Million Dollar Theater replete ghouls and spooky treats or the Yuletide Cinemaland outside the heritage museum, you’re always in for a charming (and delicious) surprise. This year, they’ve adapted to a drive-in model and the food provisions follow the ever-changing health & safety restrictions. While there’s currently no lineup for January, a month of romance is scheduled and on sale for February. Tickets sell fast so you’ll want to plan ahead.

Location: Various



5. L.A. Arts Society Drive-In Cinema

Cinephiles, take note: The usual screenings of curated films have moved outdoors to Gardena Cinema theater’s open-air lot. It’s a lowkey affair showing excellent films with talent occasionally dropping in for talks. It’s also a steal at $25 per ticket, which includes everyone in the vehicle.

Location: Gardena Cinema, 14948 Crenshaw Boulevard, Gardena, CA 90249

Find out more here

6. Hollywood Roosevelt Drive-In Theatre

This glamorous Hollywood landmark is bringing a small selection of feel-good movies to their parking lot this month. January will have a lineup of films with sensational female roles and delicious concessions available from an Airstream trailer.

Location: 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Find out more here.

7. The Frida Cinema

The non-profit is bringing an excellent mix of arthouse and cult classics to a venue in Tustin and Anaheim this month. The schedule includes Taxi Driver, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Clueless.

Location: Various


See more: The Best Drive-In Theatres Open In L.A. Right Now

Featured Image: Hollywood Legion Post 43