Welcome Back, Paramount Drive-In!

Ah, remember the days of basking in the summery Los Angeles air while taking in the latest movie at the drive-in?

Yes? No? Well, here’s your chance to make a new memory or relive a fairly forgotten one! Los Angeles is abuzz with the news that after 22 long years, the Paramount Drive In movie theater will once again dazzle car clad audiences with its silver screens!

The Paramount, originally called the Roadium Drive-In, opened in 1947 in the outskirts of Los Angeles in the city of Paramount, which back then was just a corn field in the city then known as Clearwater. Around 1955 it began to also operate as a swap meet which still runs today, but closed its doors as a drive-in movie theater in the early 1990’s.

Just like a faded Hollywood starlet on her glorious rise back into the limelight, the drive-in has received quite the face lift.  The Paramount now features two 75-foot-wide by 35-foot-tall screens, Barco Digital projection, FM radio sound, an expanded food menu, and an environment that they promise to be clean, safe, and friendly.

But just because the drive-in has spent nearly a fortune on its renovation doesn’t mean that they’ll be passing the expense on to the customer; adult tickets are $9 each, kids 5-9 years old are only $3 and kids younger than 5 are free!

The Paramount Drive-In is located at  7900 All American City Way in Paramount, CA 90723. Check out their Facebook page HERE!

Don’t live in the Los Angeles area or wonder about other drive-ins in your neck of the woods? Check out Project Drive-In, where saving this iconic part of American culture takes a front seat encourages other movie/auto/history lovers to become involved in their fundraising efforts.