Star-Vu Drive-In Opens May 18
COSTA MESA, CA — Star-Vu-Drive-In, the new drive-in movie theater debuting with an inflatable screen at the Orange County Fairgrounds, will open Friday, May 18 with two showings of SHREK 3, marking the first time in a decade a movie has been shown at an Orange County drive-in. Gates will open at 7 p.m. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
The Star-Vu Drive-In is the brainchild of four principals, three of them from Orange County: Fred Armendariz, Jeffrey Teller and Mary Jean Duran. The fourth is Bob Deutsch of Rockville, Maryland and owner of Outdoor Movies, the supplier of the screen and state-of-the-art projection system.
Along with the 65' x 33' inflatable screen, an airscreen Premiere, the drive-in will include food concessions in the Westside Grill, a facility also used during the weekend swapmeet at the fairgrounds, and an adjacent Star-Vu Snack Shack, a kids play area with inflatable attractions, permanent restrooms and accommodation for 300 cars.
Sound will be transmitted through each car via FM radio station.
Admission prices are $8.50 for ages 13 years and older and $5 for children five to 12 years and free for kids four and under.
Future show listings and information on upcoming advance ticket sales will be available soon at the Official Star-Vu Website. Additional information may be obtained by calling 949-296-7002 or via .
UPDATE 5/20: L.A. Times article about reopening.