Vista Drive-In

1823 Mission Avenue,
Oceanside, CA 92058

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wmu81 on October 22, 2020 at 4:44 pm

The aerial shot shown is better addressed as 2095 W Vista Way, Vista, CA and just across the line from Oceanside

NYozoner on March 22, 2015 at 7:55 pm

The aerial photo on this listing is of the Vista Drive-In, and should be removed. I’m fairly certain this entire listing should be removed.

The three drive-ins in the vicinity of Oceanside were named the Midway Drive-In, the Valley Drive-In, and the Vista Drive-In.

SteveSwanson on January 27, 2014 at 9:31 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.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 27, 2014 at 5:32 pm

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

SteveSwanson on January 27, 2014 at 3:29 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 I will try and find out more info next month when I’m down there on vacation.

LebowskiT1000 on February 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm

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

Here is a link to a pic of it:

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

silverhorse7 on September 6, 2010 at 9:23 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.

hownowbrownpaul on May 27, 2008 at 11:29 pm

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.