Do you miss going to the drive-in as much as I do? I remember the first one I went to as a kid. It was with my grandmother and not quite the romantic experience I’d seen in movies, but it was great fun nonetheless. I find it quite sad that most drive-in theaters have become swap meets or shopping centers. I’ve read that at one time, L.A. County had over 40 drive-in movie theaters and now that number has dwindled down to one. A quintessential form of American entertainment barely exists anymore.
So, it’s a good thing that Hollywood Mobile Movie is bringing the drive-in movie back to Los Angeles! Following a wildly successful horror series last fall, Hollywood MobMov is once again teaming up with the Steve Allen Theater for The Masters of Horror Drive-In Series. The Friday night events will feature double bills of episodes of Showtime’s Masters of Horror program and classic films by the same director. There will also be an in-person Q&A with each filmmaker. Joe Dante and The Howling kick off what is shaping up to be quite a treat for fans of scary movies at the drive-in. Click here for the full schedule, complete with trailers.
I’ve personally volunteered with Hollywood MobMov many times and can assure you that the events are a blast. I don’t know why, but there’s something really fun about sitting in your car to watch a movie!
The Friday night drive-ins will start at 8pm at the Steve Allen Theater, which is located at 4773 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027. The theater is located two blocks west of Vermont Ave., within the Center For Inquiry-West. The parking lot entrance is located on N. Berendo St.
Tickets are $8 per person or $30 to reserve a prime parking spot for the drive-in with as many passengers as your car holds. In case the parking lot fills up, the films will also be screened inside the theater.
Sign up on the Hollywood MobMov mailing list for weekly reminders of upcoming screenings. I hope to see you some Friday at the drive-in! I’ll be hanging out near the projection car if you want to say hi.