Sunland Drive-In

8010 Foothill Boulevard,
Sunland, CA 91040

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The Sunland Drive-in Theater

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The Sunland Drive-In opened in July of 1950. This drive-in had a capacity for 650 cars. The Sunland Drive-In closed in September of 1976. It was demolished about a week later to make room for a K-Mart which is now closed.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 11, 2005 at 11:13 am

From the Oviatt Library Collection here.

Lavarus
Lavarus on August 6, 2007 at 5:03 pm

Is the site of this long-gone venue in fact the very same place where that Home Depot has been proposed which is causing a major fight in 2007 between Depot owners and residents of Sunland who fear it would be located too close to a nearby school?

I doubt this would be an issue if the drive-in were still there.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 15, 2008 at 11:26 pm

Originally built for the Edwards Theatre Circuit, the Sunland Drive-In was among five drive-ins opened around Southern California in 1950 that were designed by Los Angeles Architect J. Arthur Drielsma. These were mentioned in an article in the March 18, 1950, issue of Boxoffice Magazine. The article gave the capacity of the Sunland Drive-In as 650 cars.

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