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Of course you can devour all the normal movie treats at the palm-fronded Mission Tiki Drive-In, which is just far enough from the city to feel like an adventure. There's crunchy popcorn, decent nachos, spinning pretzels, Icees, giant sour pickles and bricks of candy — no shock there. But Mission Tiki knows it's gotta compete against the siren lure of sneaking in your own hot meal, so it has upped its game to serve chili burgers, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, tacos, funnel cake and the ultimate shareable movie snack, a heaping styrofoam container of carne asada fries. You won't just need a fork. You'll need to sit outside the car — that is, unless you'd like to coat your upholstery in gloriously fake nacho cheese. But on a mild night, with a first-run double feature on the screen, you won't complain. (Especially if you smuggle in a few cold beers.) —Amy Nicholson

10798 Ramona Ave., Montclair, 91763. (909) 628-0511, missiontiki.com.

LA Weekly