Decades after opening — and long after the slow decline of drive-in movie theaters began — the West Wind Glendale 9 is suddenly more popular than it's ever been. The transformation from outdated throwback to in-demand destination happened in a matter of weeks: COVID hit, indoor theaters ceased being a viable venue for moviegoers, and the public beat a path to the gates of West Wind, the Valley's lone drive-in, which opened in 1979. They discovered what a longtime die-hard following already knew: There are simple joys to watching a flick in the great outdoors. West Wind has digital projection on nine screens and cheaper tickets than your average theater ($7.75 for adults and $1.75 for children 5 to 11; kids 4 and under get in free). Every screening is a double feature, and the owners have come up with some interesting combinations, such as pairing up the Keanu Reeves blockbusters John Wick and The Matrix. And if the munchies at the concession stand aren't to your liking, you can pack your own snacks. Score!