Mission Drive-in

Mission Drive-in

SAN ANTONIO – The art deco architecture of Mission Drive-in towers toward a twilight sky. From Roosevelt Avenue, motorists see a giant mural of Mission San Jose outlined with neon lights. Red lettering glows. The marquee says, “Theater closed in winter, reopen in spring.” Between the silver screen and a projection booth, where vintage cars once parked, grass lays dormant. New Mission Public Library sits at the right. In the distance, beyond a stand of trees, the old mission marks time as its bells chime.