99 W Drive-In

3110 Portland Road,
Newberg, OR 97132

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99 W Drive-In

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Located on Highway 99 West (Portland Road) to the west of N. Springbrook Road. The 99 W Drive-in opened in August 1953 with “Sea Devils” and “Under the Sahara” as the first features to be played there. The 99 W Drive-In was a single screen drive-in from opening day until 1983 when an indoor Twin Cinema was built on the property in order to stay open year round. The indoor theater has 225 seats each, total 450. The drive-in has a capacity for 275 cars.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 12, 2006 at 3:35 pm

Here is an interesting article concerning the owner of the 99W, among other things:
http://tinyurl.com/lttn2

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 28, 2006 at 3:35 pm

Here is a website for the 99 West:
http://www.99w.com/

Cami01
Cami01 on September 13, 2006 at 9:13 pm

The 99W Drive-In has changed little over the past 50 years. It has remained in the same family and the snackbar is quite original and fun. In the projection booth reel to reel change overs are still being performed as they were in the good old days. In between features there is a vintage intermission reel to add to the atmosphere. Historical value is very important here as it is at the Cameo theatre across town. Showing support to vintage theatres is getting more important as larger multi-plexes try to bully their way into small towns.

SteveSwanson
SteveSwanson on November 21, 2011 at 5:21 am

The Twin Cinema opened June 15, 1983 with Superman 3 and Blue Thunder. Plans for the theater date back to 1978 with proposed development of new theaters coming to Newberg.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 25, 2012 at 3:23 am

Here is the address..

3110 Portland Rd, Newberg, OR 97132

SteveSwanson
SteveSwanson on September 15, 2013 at 10:36 am

The 99W is winner #5 from Honda’s ProjectDriveIn. Still waiting to hear when the conversion process will be done.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on September 15, 2013 at 11:56 am

Honda is giving away four projectors.

KenLayton
KenLayton on September 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Yup, congratulations are in order. They won a video projector from Honda’s contest. :)

SteveSwanson
SteveSwanson on July 25, 2014 at 9:47 am

The 99W drive-in has just been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, #14000401

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