Drive-throughs and drive-ins were fading. Coronavirus made them a lifeline

The Mission Tiki Drive-In
The Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre on Thursday, during a socially distant showing of “Knives Out,” with Don Johnson on the screen. The theater’s swap meet is temporarily closed due to the pandemic, but the movies continue.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

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Carolina A. Miranda is a Los Angeles Times staff writer covering culture, with a focus on art and architecture.