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Welcome to Smith's Ranch Drive-In Movie Theater

Experience Timeless Fun Under the Stars

Join us in Twentynine Palms, California, for a nostalgic evening at the Smith Ranch Drive-In Movie Theater. Proudly locally owned and operated, we invite you to enjoy classic drive-in entertainment with a modern twist.

Box Office Opens: 7:30 PM
Movie Starts: 8:30 PM

Indulge in Our Awesome Snack Bar

Treat yourself to delicious hot dogs, freshly popped popcorn, a variety of candy, refreshing snow-cones, and so much more!

Thank you for your support. From our family to yours, we can't wait to see you at the drive-in!

Since 1956.

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Grab A Bite

Pre-order your favorite snacks and drinks from Smith's Ranch Drive-In to skip the lines and have your treats ready when you arrive. Just choose your items from our menu and click "Pre-Order Now." Enjoy the convenience and make the most of your nostalgic night under the stars!

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About Us

In 1956, Art Clemons, inspired by a drive-in theater he visited in Bakersfield, envisioned bringing this novel form of entertainment to the high desert town of Twenty Nine Palms. With his wife, DelDee, he embarked on a mission to create a local drive-in theater. After hiring an architect, the couple meticulously planned and constructed the Smith's Ranch Drive-In. Their hard work culminated in a grand opening, where they proudly showcased their first film, "Man with the Golden Arm," starring Frank Sinatra. Initially, the drive-in operated with three shows a week, becoming a beloved community fixture before the widespread rise of television.


The Smith's Ranch Drive-In quickly became a cherished gathering place for the residents of Twenty Nine Palms, offering a unique and accessible form of entertainment. It provided a communal space where families and friends could come together to enjoy movies under the stars, creating lasting memories. The drive-in not only enhanced the social fabric of the town but also supported local businesses by attracting visitors who would dine and shop nearby. Its presence fostered a sense of community pride and offered a respite from the daily grind, illustrating the power of shared cultural experiences in strengthening community bonds.

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Smith's Ranch, bringing friends, families and loved ones together since 1956.
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Contact us

4584 Adobe Rd.

Twenty-nine Palms, CA


(760) 367-7713

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