Oceanside Drive-In

1823 Mission Avenue,
Oceanside, CA 92054

250 cars

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Aerial Photo of the Vista Drive-In from 1964

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hownowbrownpaul
hownowbrownpaul on May 28, 2008 at 12:29 am

The address listed for this theater was 1823 Mission Avenue. The MiraCosta College Community Learning Center (1831 Mission Ave.) is currently at that location next to an Arby’s restaurant. The theater was presumably torn down in the 70s (or late 60s?), and a Big Bear grocery store occupied the space for two or three decades.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 25, 2008 at 7:32 pm

Still listed in 1975 with a capacity for 750 cars.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on June 18, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Two years and the address still hasn’t been updated.

silverhorse7
silverhorse7 on September 6, 2010 at 10:23 pm

I remember when it closed in the mid ‘70’s. We had haunted houses in the concession stand/projector room for a few years until they tore it down in 79.

LebowskiT1000
LebowskiT1000 on February 22, 2013 at 2:50 pm

I believe this theater should be labeled “The Vista Drive-In”

Here is a link to a pic of it: http://www.drive-ins.com/pictures/catvist001.jpg

And it was located on the corner of Thunder Drive and W. Vista Way on the eastern edge of Oceanside, CA.

SteveSwanson
SteveSwanson on January 27, 2014 at 4:29 pm

There is a drive-in at 3480 Mission Ave. that is now a swap meet. It looks like it has 3 screens, website is oceansideswapmeet.com. I will try and find out more info next month when I’m down there on vacation.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 27, 2014 at 6:32 pm

That’s the Valley-Drive In at 340 Mission Ave.

SteveSwanson
SteveSwanson on January 27, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Thanks Scott, I guess I didn’t look thru all the DI’s in Oceanside. At least I’ll be able to shoot some new pics of the interior to share.

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