Another CA Drive-In Up For Sale

Now this is a worrying trend. Less than a week after Montclair CA’s Mission Tiki Drive-in Theatre announced it had been sold and would soon close, the Hi-Way Drive-In of Santa Maria is listed for sale at a commercial real estate web site. As reported by KEYT (Santa Barbara’s News Leader), KSBY (San Luis Obispo’s…

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Mission Tiki To Close In … 2020

UPDATE: Last week, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen got a call from the Mission Tiki’s owner. Frank Huttinger, vice president of De Anza Land and Leisure, said the site’s buyer told him, “They’re not going to want to come in here until the third quarter of 2020. So we’re going to continue operating…

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Roadium Reopens After 30 Years As Flea Market

For the second consecutive summer, the vintage Roadium Drive-In is transforming from an open-air market back to a drive-in on Friday evenings. And for the first time, I noticed it, thanks to a helpful article in the Daily Breeze of Southern California. The Roadium is a classic single-screen drive-in, opened in May 1949 at the…

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