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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MagicLantern on January 17, 2006 at 10:18 pm

Opened in 1956 as the One-O-One Drive-In Theatre, it operated under this name until 1967 or 1968, at which point it became the Pacific One-O-One Drive-In Theatre, from 1969 through its closing. A huge new clutch of shopping malls inhabits this space now.

Knatcal on January 26, 2006 at 6:57 am

In the late 1970s I lived in Newbury Park in Ventura County. We lived across the street from the Thousand Oaks Drive-in. Most weekends my family would see a film at the Thousand Oaks Drive-in but when we wanted to see something that was not playing there we would drive up Highway 101 and see a film at the 101 Drive-in which had multiple screens.

William on April 21, 2006 at 6:56 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 7:28 am

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

kencmcintyre on June 11, 2009 at 11:31 pm

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 15, 2010 at 4:51 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 1:26 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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