Sky View Drive-In

1250 S. Oxnard Boulevard,
Oxnard, CA 93030

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Sky View Drive-In

The Sky View Drive-In was opened on September 8, 1955 with Alan Ladd in “The McConnell Story” & Laurence Harvey in “The Good Die Young”. There was a seating area for 182 persons. A second screen was added later. It was closed around 1988 and the site was redeveloped in 2018.

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kencmcintyre on June 12, 2009 at 12:23 pm

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

MagicLantern on February 8, 2010 at 8:58 pm

This was a drive-in that had a lot of gang problems in the mid- to late-‘80s; it closed sometime around 1988 or so. The city has always had some kind of low-income housing planned for the spot but it’s never happened. You can still drive by and see where the rise and fall of the land for the cars is, some struts and supports of the old ozoner, and there are holes in the fence for the more intrepid photographers amongst us.

rivest266 on November 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm

September 8th, 1955 grand opening ad is at
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rivest266 on August 7, 2011 at 9:44 am

Photo: 1964 photo from USGS Earth Explorer id: 7LTQ08021-229

lrgvanman on December 18, 2011 at 3:50 pm

The last of five in Ventura County to remain undeveloped, it sits vacant in limbo. The header states that it had one screen, however, a second screen was added near the rear exit…I forgot the date…sometime in the mid Seventies. Check out this site: Wish this would hyperlink.

lrgvanman on January 10, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Thank you, Drive-In 54. I had trouble returning to that site as well and your link worked! To my knowledge, the Sky-View is still undeveloped as off July 18, 2014 when I left Oxnard.

lrgvanman on February 1, 2018 at 1:50 pm

The former Sky View is being redeveloped as we speak, starting about summertime 2017. Housing will occupy its spot and I think it should be known as Sky View Park.

davidcoppock on August 7, 2019 at 1:26 am

Opened on 8/9/1955 with “The McConnell story”, and “The good due young”.

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