The Drive-In at Santa Monica Airport - Rooftop Cinema Club

The Drive-In at Santa Monica Airport

The Drive-In at Santa Monica Airport
The Drive-In at Santa Monica Airport 3233 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica Interim Open Space Santa Monica, CA 90405

Venue Information

Address and Directions

3233 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica Interim Open Space Santa Monica, CA 90405

Off the I-10 Fwy W, exit S. Bundy Drive. You'll be able to see the movie screen from Bundy. Turn right onto Airport Ave, drive past the soccer field, and turn right onto Donald Douglas Loop. Go to the end of the road, turn right again, and take a quick left and into The Drive-In.

The Experience

Enjoy movies under the stars in the heart of the Westside! Movies will be projected onto a 52-foot screen, and audio will be broadcast through the FM transmitter radio in your car. Each parking spot will now come with a designated tailgating area, giving you the option to watch the film from within or outside of your vehicle. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink to this venue, but we also offer local food trucks every Thursday through Sunday and a selection of classic cinema concessions nightly. Restrooms are available to the left of the cinema screen and will be regularly sanitized.

Food and Drink

In addition to classic cinema concessions with contactless order and pickup, we now offer a rotation of local food trucks at screenings Thursdays through Sundays, curated by Flavor Trucks! While you’re still welcome to BYO food ‘n’ drink, we suggest you come hungry and support local food vendors! Please note, there will be one or two food trucks present per evening. Also, due to current LA health guidelines, we are unable to serve hot popcorn at this venue, but we have a variety of gourmet pre-popped options available.

Weather Policy

Although we try our best to screen come rain or shine, sometimes we are forced to cancel due to weather-related issues. Extreme rain, wind and heat can occasionally prevent us from screening. Oh, the joys of outdoor cinema!

We always do everything we can to put on the show, but in the event that we must cancel, we will notify you as soon as possible via email and text message with the option to easily transfer your ticket or obtain a refund.

Tickets and Parking

Tickets range from $32–48 for a vehicle, depending on occupancy and screening day. Children 8 and under do not count as vehicle occupants. Parking spots are first-come-first-serve and will be assigned by ushers upon arrival. We also offer $10 Community Screenings on select Wednesday nights, where half of each ticket's proceeds get donated to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Please check individual screenings for exact pricing.

No scooters, motorcycles, or vehicles exceeding 20ft long and 8ft tall will be admitted to the venue.

Santa Monica Airport Parking Map

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Our number one priority is our guests’ and team’s safety and wellbeing, which is why we have adapted our operations at The Drive-In. Please review our safety measures and guidelines for guests before booking a screening at


All ages are welcome to our Drive-In, however, we encourage you to check the rating of the film you are purchasing tickets for.


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