Make Your Car Drive-In Movie Ready
One of the great things about living in Southern California is the incredible weather. As summer approaches, it’s the perfect time to think about some fun activities for our cool summer nights. With regular theaters still closed or in various stages of opening, you can still have a chance to see summer movies on the big screen right from inside your own car!
Where to Go for Drive-In Movie Fun
If you’re not a drive-in regular, you may not know where to go. Here are a few options that are close to home:
Rubidoux Swap Meet and Drive-In – Right now there is a two-for-one same screen offer, which means you can stay to watch two different movies on the same screen for the price of one.
Mission Tiki Drive-In – This Tiki-themed drive-in is sure to put a smile on your face. There are four screen options and be sure to check out their coupon page for some snack bar deals!
Van Buren Drive-In – This theater offers three screens, is owned by the same company as Mission Tiki, and offers the same pricing and snack bar coupon opportunities as well.
Prepping your car for the best drive-in experience
Here are a few ways to make your car drive-in movie ready:
Clean your windows
If you’re going to be sitting in your car watching a movie, you’ll definitely want to have a clear view. Clean your windows before arriving at the theater or bring some glass cleaner and paper towels so you can tidy up before the show.
Make it comfy
You’re going to be sitting in your car for the entire length of the movie, plus before and after as you wait for the show to start and for your turn to exit. Wear comfortable, movable clothes and make your car comfy with extra pillows and blankets (sometimes the summer nights can have a bit of a chill).
Don’t forget the snacks
If you have the means, you may want to choose to further support the theater by visiting their snack bar. However, if you’re looking for a more cost-effective evening, you can bring food into the theater. Don’t forget to have a cooler of your favorite summer beverages. Just a heads up, most drive-in theaters don’t allow alcohol for obvious reasons, so check the rules before packing your cooler.
Theaters will have you turn to a specific radio station for movie sound. Most car batteries should be able to handle this, but if you know your battery has been unreliable of late or you plan to be running other devices like phones or tablets off of your battery as well, you might want to consider bringing a portable radio and fresh batteries for the movie.
Bag for trash
You’ll likely create some trash while you’re snacking away. There are trash receptacles on-site, but if you don’t want to leave your car, it’s a good idea to have a trash bag handy so you can take out your garbage. Please don’t toss trash out your windows and leave a mess on the ground.
Time for some summer movie fun!
Are you and your car ready for a night out at the drive-in? If you like the idea but have been thinking about getting a new ride, you can contact any of our dealerships to learn more about purchasing a car that will have you loving summer movie nights.