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Mission Drive-in "Movies and Cars Under the Stars"

Postby Palumbo » Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:22 pm

Everyone:

We're invited to participate in this cool event, please read all the details:

Great Autos of Yesteryear welcomes all members of the LA Conservancy--especially you Mod-Com'ers--to join us Saturday, October 8th at the Mission Drive-in in Montclair/Pomona for a special private screening of
"Batman!"

The 1966 film features Adam West, Burt Ward, and the "Big Four" dastardly villains: the Penguin, the Joker, the Riddler and Catwoman. Released in the summer between the first and second seasons of the enormously popular TV show, "Batman!" was filmed all over the greater LA area, including Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara and, of course, the Bronson Caves. Its lavish color is only exceeded by its outrageous camp value!

After a four-year hiatus, Great Autos of Yesteryear has revived a long-standing favorite of car club members, "Movies and Cars Under the Stars." For ten years we rented out local drive-in theatres, provided our own vintage prints to project, and watched them from the front seats of our restored classic automobiles. What a great time-traveling
experience! But one-by-one the theatres disappeared to development.We had pretty much given up on "Movies and Cars Under the Stars" when we discovered the Mission Drive-In, located in freeway-close Montclair.

The Mission originally opened in 1956 with one screen but was reorganized to be a four-screener in the mid-70's. It has recently undergone a huge make-over and now boasts a sparklingly-clean Refreshment Stand, equally impressive restrooms, repaved lots and brand-new, super bright lamphouses for all four projectors.

So pack up a blanket, some beach or lawn chairs, and maybe a picnic dinner to enjoy al fresco and join Great Autos at the drive-in! You need not own or arrive in an old car; any car with an FM radio will be fine. Help
support the dwindling phenomenom of outdoor movie-going and have a
"Bat-tastic" time doing it!

MOVIE: "BATMAN!"
WHEN: Saturday, October 8th, Gates open at 6:00 pm, movie starts at 7:30 or when dark
WHERE: Mission "Tiki" Drive-In Theatre, 10789 Ramona Ave., Montclair, CA 91763
PHONE: (909) 627-3564
COST: $13.00 per person (mention you are with the LA Conservancy or Great Autos of Yesteryear)

DIRECTIONS: From the 60 Pomona Fwy, east or westbound, exit at Ramona, head North. Travel approx 1.8 miles. The Mission "Tiki" Drive-In is at the corner of Mission and Ramona. From the I-10 San Bernardino Fwy, east or westbound, exit at Indian Hill Blvd, head South to Holt Ave. Turn Left (east) onto Holt, turn Right (South) at Ramona. Cross the railroad tracks, the theatre is on your right.

See you there! ! !

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Postby MsJVonFink » Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:09 pm

That's a good idea.
Though, FM radios aren't even installed in most old cars. What's my poor '63 to do?
I notice that on the drive-in site, http://www.drive-ins.com/theater/catmiss, it says both FM and AM, but the page for the mission itself only lists FM alongside the movies it's showing.

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Postby voxfuzz » Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:05 pm

I'll be there on my '63 Vespa with my transistor radio in hand!

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Postby CWillman » Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:53 am

I heard from the Mission Tiki operator that the full $13 admission applies to tots, too. Is that true? I know this isn't primarily pitched as a family outing, but that is going to make it hard for those of us who would like to bring the kids...

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Postby KateT(CA) » Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:05 am

Best regards,
Kate at Studio 85

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Falcon at the drive-in

Postby MsJVonFink » Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:29 am

Hey, I have a '63 Falcon! Too bad there can't be a flock o' Falcons at the Drive-In. I won't be able to make it either!

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Postby troyaloha » Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:13 pm

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Postby nichols » Sat Oct 01, 2005 7:37 am

I appreciate Senor Aloha's clarification, but please don't be alarmed by the phrase "adult in theme"

I've been many times and would gladly take gramma --- if she still had her '59 Beetle...

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Postby troyaloha » Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:20 am

Definately bring gramma- especially if she's anything like Agnes Moorehead or Eartha Kitt.

But it might not be the right venue for minvans full of toddlers, that's all...

It's a great campy party, so be comfortable with the setting.

And bring decent stemware for your Martini, for goodness sake.

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Postby nichols » Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:51 am

I noticed Troy had a martini...but it was EMPTY! I don't think they wanted booze... but nevertheless, the colors and sounds and cars were all so exciting it made you a little dizzy. A great time was had by all...and then George Barris showed up to pose with his Batmobile. POW!
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Postby SDR » Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:57 pm

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Postby troyaloha » Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:45 pm

Nix-

I am proud to say that I mixed Martinis for several modcommers from the special trunk mounted tiki bar of my Fleetwood Brougham.

When I saw you the glass was empty, but I assure you I drank every drop. Especially good olives last Saturday, too.

Hope everyone has as much fun as we did.

And ask about the whipped cream on the trunk lid.

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Troy
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so....

Postby modfan » Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:15 pm

What's the status of the Mission Drive In Theater...
Seems kinda ready for other uses when I last drove by, HOPE NOT!

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Postby nichols » Fri Oct 21, 2005 4:52 pm

In good shape, cleaned up and with bright projection and FM sound. Not very vintage, but a decent moviegoing environment. They seem to have spent some $$ on tiki-fying it recently, so probably not going anywhere...

http://www.missiontiki.com/

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Wow!

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