Lancaster Drive-In

Sierra Highway and Avenue H,
Lancaster, CA 93534

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Lancaster Drive-In

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This triplex opened in 1958. The property is now used by the city of Lancaster as a maintenance yard.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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MagicLantern
MagicLantern on May 15, 2006 at 5:53 pm

This drive-in appeared in the film “Spies Like Us” (1985).

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 15, 2008 at 11:42 pm

The actual opening of the Lancaster Drive-In was in 1950. It was one of five drive-ins opened in Southern California by the middle of that year that were designed by Los Angeles architect J. Arthur Drielsma. It opened as a single screen theater with a capacity of 650 cars. The owners were James Anderson and F. Scott. All this information comes from an article in the march 16, 1950, issue of Boxoffice Magazine.

jgfields
jgfields on May 22, 2009 at 7:43 pm

This was the “high end” drive in in Lancaster when I lived there in the 70’s. I remember as a 13 year old sneaking in the trunk of my brother’s car to sit through Star Wars twice.

This Drive In also has the distinction of being the last drive in I ever visited. During Christmas holidays in 1982, my brother and I drove to Lancaster from the bay area and a group of buddies from middle school and ourselves saw 48 hours and Jekyl and Hde…Together Again.

It was also the secret laser base in Spies Like Us. That was 1985 and the theater must have been abandoned sometime earlier since shooting was done in 1984.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm

thanks Guys, About the info on “SPIES LIKE US”.

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 18, 2012 at 11:26 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 484 West Avenue H.

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