5 Drive-In

2332 9th Line,
Oakville, ON L6H 7G9

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5 Drive-In

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The 5 Drive-In opened in 1964 with one screen. A second screen was added in 1980 and the third screen was added in 2001. Premier owns the 5 Drive-In which can fit up to 1,100 cars.

Contributed by Chad Irish

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trainerguy on May 3, 2004 at 6:59 pm

I’m no expert, but I would assume the 5 drive in is named as such due to the fact it is off Dundas, which is Highway 5.

I agree it is a great place to see a movie….interesting story about the guy hanging himself, though if it were true I find it highly unlikely the noose would still be there…

DriveInGirl on May 26, 2004 at 9:27 pm

This is a follow-up on my previous message. I have completed my page for the 5 Drive-in offering lots of pictures of the beautiful place I took myself. My website address is http://i_love_drive_ins.tripod.com The 5 and Starlite in Stoney Creek are my favourite drive-ins in the entire world. There is nothing I love more!
Premier made numorous changes to the 5 including transforming the concession building by the Starlite screen (screen 1) into a 50’s Diner offering classic malts and sodas. The Cosmic screen (screen 3) was added around the same time.
I recently took a bus up to the 5 during the day before the show to visit because I missed it so much. No one will take me and I don’t drive so I gotta find my own way there sometimes, even if it means just spending an hour or so there.

I don’t think I ever heard the story of the projectionist hanging himself in the screen tower, but I love everything about this drive-in and would like to know more details if you know.

5 is now open for the season and has been since march 5. It is now open 7 days a week with half-price Tuesdays and Carload Thursdays so pack up your car and drive on down to the 5. Don’t forget to spend lots of money at the snack bar!

Gaelyn A.K.A “Drive-in GiRL”

mrcinema on October 20, 2004 at 12:08 am

I just love going to the No.5 Drive-In. Its a great place to hang-out. Speaking of hanging…
That story about the old projectionist hanging himself is just an old story told by some people that work there around the Halloween season to make the No.5 Drive-In more spooky at night. In fact I was just there last weekend and some people where talking about that story too. If it were true I find it highly unlikely the noose would still be there too. Its just a spooky made-up story and nothing eles. Sorry for popping your bubble pagemaster. :)

DriveInGirl on October 21, 2004 at 10:51 pm

I didn’t think that story was true, I was speaking with Brian Allen, the owner and he told me it was just a story. When I was at 5 a few months ago one of the employees was talking to me about it and they didn’t think it was true either.
5 is a wonderful drive-in, I hope to get there this week end. The owner cares a lot for it and it shows in the way the 5 is kept. I hope to make it there this weekend. I miss it because I have not been for at least 3 weeks. Take care!

MagicLantern on May 15, 2006 at 8:45 pm

This drive-in appeared in the film “Knockaround Guys” (2001).

kencmcintyre on January 22, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Four movies for $15. Can’t beat that.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 15, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Great Looking Drive-in you guys are lucky up there.I hope you realize how fortunate you are to have the No.5 Drive-in Theatre.

laurencejones on December 2, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Hello, I’m a UoT student doing a research project on drive-in theatres in Toronto and the GTA. I was wondering if anyone here on the site had any information or experiences they would be happy to share for my research? Anything at all would be very helpful!

TheALAN on December 14, 2015 at 11:12 pm

Premier Theatres says the Allen family aquired the 5 Drive-In Theatre in 1960. Chad Irish, in the overview, says the drive-in opened in 1964. Who is correct?

goldsmith on February 6, 2016 at 9:24 am

I visited this theatre during the late 50’s. It was closed but the screen was interesting. The structure that housed the screen looked to me like rear view projection. the opening for the screen was at the front of a large box like structure. I saw a film poster for The Greatest Show On Earth (early 50’s). Does anyone remember a rear view projection system for a drive-in? in theory it should have created a brighter picture but it obviously never caught on if it existed at all.

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