Tesla Cleared to Build a Drive-In Movie Theater With All-Night Diner The new "1950s-style" venture is set to open in West Hollywood right on Santa Monica Boulevard.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk certainly enjoys some variety when it comes to his business ventures, whether it's electric cars, space exploration, social media platforms, or...drive-in movie theaters?
Tesla is reportedly opening a drive-in movie theater and diner in Los Angeles that will double as a mass charging station for electric vehicles, according to permits viewed by Tesla-oriented publication Teslarati.
The new "1950s-style" venture is set to open in West Hollywood on Santa Monica Boulevard and will feature two movie screens playing classic films, a rooftop and indoor seating area, and 32 Tesla supercharger ports that will be open all night.
An architect named Ed Howard shared unofficial mock drawings on X of what the structure could look like — to many fans' delight.
Tesla Diner, Drive-in theater and Supercharger station final renderings. 20 Easter eggs to be found - if you know Elon's world. To see hi-res images, after clicking an image, right click in bigger image, open in new tab(pc). pic4 is cheat sheet.#Tesla #SpaceX #boring #ElonMusk pic.twitter.com/7QsN7faJQ9— Ed Howard (@HowardModels) June 6, 2022
Tesla received the permit on July 18 after an eight-month approval process and cleared initial inspection on August 9.
The project has been a long time coming, something Musk has been talking about on the app formerly known as Twitter since 2021.
Major new Supercharger station coming to Santa Monica soon! Hoping to have 50's diner & 100 best movie clips playing too. Thanks Santa Monica city!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 2, 2021
The company broke the news that the concept was in the works during Tesla's investor day in March 2023, where they shared an official preview of what the structure is set to look like.
Tesla was down just over 7% year-over-year as of Wednesday morning.