West Wind Drive-In

4150 W. Carey Avenue,
North Las Vegas, NV 89032

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Ron Pierce
Ron Pierce on June 13, 2018 at 12:08 am

Grand opening ad and news clip for Las Vegas Drive-In on January 7, 1966, is now in the photo section.

davidcoppock on October 19, 2017 at 8:02 am

I think this might be the drive-in that the owners(names unknown?) wanted to close down(date unknown?), but the council would not left them!?

NeonMichael on February 20, 2017 at 12:10 pm

The 1984 Motion Picture Almanac lists it with four screens, suggesting an intermediate stage between one screen and six.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm

It hasn’t been renamed officially… it’s still the Las Vegas drive-in — dunno who insisted it become the All Digital Drive-In… it would be the equivalent of naming every Cinemark “Best Seat in Town Cinemas”.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on May 14, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Goofy rename (no offense, Scott!).

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on August 28, 2013 at 10:22 am

Most of the fields have been resealed in 2013.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on March 6, 2013 at 2:38 pm

I was also in LV…and went here…in April of last year and saw the potholes & debris first hand.

Archie1959 on January 9, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Chris: I was in LV in April of last year and looked over fence during daytime. It needs a overhaul

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on January 9, 2013 at 10:14 am

Did they repave the fields? Too much debris & potholes in it’s current config.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 9, 2013 at 9:31 am

The sixth screen at this location as been rebuilt and is currently up and running. Should now be the Las Vegas 6 Drive-In.

Digital projection to be installed before the end of April 2013.

There is also a duplicate listing of this as the West Wind Drive-In (which it is operated by).

coffee4binky on May 13, 2012 at 1:26 am

This is my wife’s other favorite theater. See my post at West Winds. My brain could be merging the two theaters together, too.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

They probably forgot to change the Xenon Bulbs.LOL.

cupboardoflove on March 1, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Syufy Enterprises owns West Wind. Just saying. :)

I’m glad this location is still open despite the fact that I don’t visit as much as I should. I heard rumors that Syufy wanted to tear it down and sell the land, like they do with every other theater they own, but the City of Las Vegas wouldn’t let them as its a (local) landmark.

I took a few dates here during my high school years because I’m classy like that alongside having a summer where my friends and I would do the double features here every Tuesday for four dollars.

They claimed to have upgraded their projection systems recently, but when I went a few months ago, for a double feature of Machete and Piranha, it still looked the same.

TLSLOEWS on March 17, 2010 at 4:46 pm

They got it all in LasVegas!!!

wig922 on January 21, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I’m at this drive-in now! Watching “The Book of Eli” & “Sherlock Holmes”. :)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 22, 2009 at 11:23 pm

This drive-in was designed by Vincent G. Raney, architect of virtually all of the Syufy-Century theaters from the 1960s through the 1980s. Start of construction was announced in the July 5, 1965, issue of Boxoffice Magazine. The theater was to have space for 1200 cars, and the largest screen in Nevada.

shoeshoe14 on September 6, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Was mentioned in the documentary “Drive-In Movie Memories” in 2001.

kencmcintyre on March 2, 2008 at 10:45 pm

We were out there last night. Funny to see all the films showing on the big screens. We have very few operating drive-ins left in SoCal. Here is another view of the marquee:

kencmcintyre on February 19, 2008 at 8:53 am

Current name is West Wind Las Vegas 5 Drive-In. See the last photo posted on 2/17/08.

kencmcintyre on February 19, 2008 at 7:57 am

Also down to five screens.

kencmcintyre on February 19, 2008 at 7:33 am

There are some 2007 photos of the concession area on this site:

richjr37 on January 13, 2008 at 1:50 pm

Actually,“Phantasm” played at the Desert 5 drive in. I still have the ticket stub,which Angus Scrimm(The Tall Man)autographed for me at a sci-fi a few years ago.

I DID see “Star Wars” here though.

Lannesman on September 8, 2007 at 9:20 pm

Went to this passion pit a few times in my senior year. Saw Phantasm there. Look in the rear view mirror, and I could watch Inframan! What a gonzo time!