Star-Vu Drive-In

88 Fair Drive,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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Star-Vu Drive-In

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This drive-in opened on May 18, 2007, featuring a 65 foot inflatable screen. The premiere feature was “Shrek the Third”. The drive-in was due be open year round but will close during the annual Orange County Fair. It never re-opened.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Chris Utley
Chris Utley on April 12, 2008 at 4:55 am

Unfortunately, this drive-in was forced to shut down after less than a year in operation. Constant interference from other Fairgrounds activity – most notably the Fair itself which caused the theatre to shut down during the prime months of July & mid-August – led to it’s demise

TLSLOEWS on March 3, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Bad planning maybe.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on July 18, 2011 at 7:23 am

Pics I uploaded were from opening night of this short lived D/I. Opening feature was “Shrek The Third.” They initally only showed 1 feature but after a short time they started showing second features…but the catch was they charged separate admission and cleared out the entire lot once the first feature was done.

I see no good reason why they couldn’t try this again at an abandoned Circuit City lot or someplace. All they need is a troth of port-a-potties and a couple of food trucks and BOOM! :)

NYozoner on December 8, 2016 at 2:50 am

Just my opinion, but a blow-up screen inside a parking lot is not a drive-in theatre, and does not belong on this site.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on December 9, 2016 at 5:20 pm

Well they did run 1st run films only, not DVD’s of classic films (like the inexplicably popular Electric Dusk in Downtown LA). It was a grand experiment to recreate a classic experience. But it wasn’t meant to be.

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