101 Drive-In

4826 E. Telephone Road,
Ventura, CA 93003

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101 Drive-In

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This drive-in was closed in 1998 and demolished in 2001. In its later years, the grounds were used for a swap meet.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 15, 2006 at 1:23 pm

The link posted in the comment above shows this former drive-in as a triplex.

William on April 21, 2006 at 9:56 am

The 101 Drive-In when it was a single screen drive-in had a car capacity of 800 cars. It was operated once by 101 Theatres Corp. and later by Pacific Theatres.

kencmcintyre on October 2, 2007 at 10:28 am

This classic film was playing at the 101 in September 1982, according to the LA Times:

kencmcintyre on June 12, 2009 at 2:31 am

Here is an October 1958 ad from the Oxnard Press-Courier:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 24, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Since we already have an address and photos for this drive-in that might come in handy for a skydiver.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 15, 2010 at 7:51 pm

It parked 800 cars and was owned by 101 Theatre Corp, Reeves Espy was the president of that company.

rivest266 on November 26, 2010 at 4:26 pm

MagicLantern, you are wrong about its opening date
It opened on March 16th, 1948. Proof is on this page at View link

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