Mission Tiki Drive-In Theater and Swap Meet


Is it a nostalgic drive-in theater? A swap meet? A little of both and the best kitsch you can find in southern California? All of the above! As a drive-in, Mission Tiki shows the latest flicks from Hollywood, offering an old-fashioned outing where you can snack, sip and watch movies from the comfort of your vehicle. However, that’s just one option.

The “World Famous Swap Meet” is open Wednesday – Sunday from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. (before the movies start). With free parking, over 300 vendors and admission always less than $1, it’s the perfect place to treasure-hunt and pick up some gems you won’t find anywhere else.

On a Mission?

Featuring the brightest digital projectors available and with a generous open policy for swap meet vendors, you can indulge in your favorite activities while enjoying a very unique environment. At the swap meet, you never know who will show up or what you might find. And the films? Adult tickets are $9 and kids watch for only $1, making this the most affordable flick you’ll find in the area.

Make sure to check out the official site for coupons, like free fountain drinks with the purchase of nachos. There are often double features for the price of one, and lawn chairs are encouraged if you’d prefer to enjoy the night sky and idyllic California spring air. What will you discover at Mission Tiki?