Valley Drive-In East & West

3840 Mission Avenue,
Oceanside, CA 92058

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Drive-In and surrounding area

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Opened in 1966 as the Mission Drive-In. This was another Pacific drive-in that closed in the 1980’s.

Contributed by RobertR

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hownowbrownpaul on April 1, 2006 at 10:51 pm

There are several photos of the Valley Drive-in here:

kencmcintyre on June 23, 2007 at 11:42 am

Advertised as New Valley Drive In, September 1979, with four screens. Address was 3840 Mission Avenue.

hownowbrownpaul on May 27, 2008 at 9:21 pm

This theater opened on 24 August 1966. I confirmed this by searching through microfilm records at the Oceanside Public Library. The films shown that first night were “Assault on a Queen” and “The Last of the Secret Agents?”. The theater’s original name was the Mission Drive-In Theater. Within the first year of operation the name had changed to the Mission San Luis Rey Drive-In.

I have started compiling photos and information about this theater on this blog site:

juliagreen on March 7, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Is this the multi-screened drive in that appears at 33.2211°N 117.3402°W (TopoZone coordinates cutnpasted into Google Earth)?

TLSLOEWS on May 11, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Great photos of the mens room.

MagicLantern on June 18, 2010 at 3:00 pm

The address was 3480 Mission Avenue.

MagicLantern on June 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm

If you go to that address – sorry for not noticing it earlier, ken mc – it looks like it’s actually four screens.

jwmovies on December 28, 2012 at 3:25 pm

PLEASE UPDATE THE ADDRESS TO 3480 Mission Avenue. Now Oceanside Swap Meet.

The original address for this drive-in was 3460 Mission Avenue. This was before the expressway was put in. You can still see part of the old entrance road across from the newer one.


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