Honoring Our Military: Discounts and Drive-In Movie Theaters in Southern California

This Veterans Day, honor our country's brave men & women who have served in our military by taking advantage of discounts & activities available in Southern California.

Honoring Our Military: Discounts and Drive-In Movie Theaters in Southern California

As we approach the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, it is important to recognize and honor the brave men and women who have served in our military. This Veterans Day, there are plenty of ways to show appreciation for our country's military members in the Los Angeles area. From discounted attractions and cinemas to formal ceremonies and exhibitions, there are many ways to celebrate this special day. The Los Angeles Air Force Base offers additional information on discounts and great rates for members of the armed forces.

A valid ID is required to purchase tickets at the base or to go directly to the venue or attraction. Participating hotel brands in Los Angeles include Days Inn, Howard Johnson, Ramada, Super 8 and Travelodge. The discount percentage varies depending on the brand of the participating hotel. For more information and to book the special Veterans Day rate, visit the Wyndham Rewards website. The Battleship IOWA is hosting an inaugural film festival on November 11th that includes Peter Jackson's World War I documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, and two screenings of the World War II documentary, The Last Signal, followed by a live Q&A with Emmy-winning director Kyle Olson.

Throughout the day, there will be free activities for the whole family in the aft tail of the ship, such as painting murals and telling stories about Vicky the Dog with author Carole Hershman (Vicky was once the ship's mascot). Food and drink will also be available for purchase at Mike Caccavella Catering. Boat tours will be offered throughout the day at the usual admission rates. All active, reserve and retired military personnel will receive a free self-guided tour.

Tours start at 10 am. and the last tour is at 4 p.m. To learn more, visit the Battleship IOWA website. The Autry Museum of the American West offers free admission with current identification for active military personnel and veterans, peace officers and park rangers. The Los Angeles Opera invites veterans to connect with each other through their shared artistic and living experience with Veteran's Circle.

Three shows per season offer exclusive free tickets for veterans organizations. After the performance, veterans meet for a facilitated talk and reception. Popular chain restaurants in Los Angeles offer free and discounted meals to veterans and active service members on Veterans Day. AMC Theatres offers a discounted ticket with a military ID at participating theaters. Hyatt Hotels offers 10 to 15 percent off the standard Hyatt rate at any participating Hyatt brand hotel in UU when booking rate for veterans and military personnel with offer code MILVET. Drive-in movie theaters are a great way to spend time with family or friends while honoring our military members.

There are several drive-in theater options in Southern California that have never disappeared and that have stayed true to mid-century customs (including option to buy tickets online so be sure to arrive early if you want top-notch parking spot). A complete renovation in 2000 raised theater to modern movie-going standards gave venue vintage Route 66 feel. Eligible members of armed forces must be same cabin so that dependents can be eligible for discounted rates. This amusement park located in Santa Clara California has offered free admission to active and retired military personnel on Memorial Day and 4th of July. This Veterans Day, let us take a moment to recognize our country's brave men and women who have served in our military by taking advantage of all these discounts and activities available in Southern California.