Victory Drive-In

13037 Victory Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 91606

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Opened prior to 1953, this was a popular drive-in, located in the San Fernando Valley. There was an article published about it in Westways, the AAA magazine. The drive-in can be seen in the film "Ski Party," in a scene where Frankie Avalon and Dwayne Hickman take their dates to the movies.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm

This Drive-in parked 650 cars and was owned in 1956 by Sero Enterprises.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on June 18, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Now a parking lot for Bally’s, CVS, and a supermarket.

david787
david787 on July 3, 2010 at 11:16 pm

I used to go to the Victory all the time. First with my parents and later with dates. I remember Ludlows, a driving range across the street. It had a pretty decent restaurant. I’ve eaten there many times

NYozoner
NYozoner on December 2, 2010 at 4:37 am

Can anyone clarify the post above from 2008 which mentions the Drake Drive-in as being an adult theatre? Does that post indicate it was an adult drive-in, or an indoor?

If it was in fact a drive-in, where was it located and during what years was it operating?

drb
drb on December 20, 2010 at 2:51 am

The hoopla.org photo link near the top of the page is now found at:
View link

And if you’re on Facebook, Valley Relics has
this photo

garyrabbitt
garyrabbitt on November 1, 2011 at 4:22 pm

I am going to try to post the program info recording for the Victory I made in 1969. We went later to see the features.
Victory program info

garyrabbitt
garyrabbitt on November 1, 2011 at 4:24 pm

If you are not able to click on it and play, right click on the link, and Save As.. to your desktop to play.

wavery
wavery on April 2, 2012 at 5:08 pm

I used to set the marquee at the Victory drive-in in 1969. I was 19-years old and I had just bought my 1st home on Atoll Ave (about 3-blocks away) for $19,000. My house payments were $94 a month and my 3 hour a week job of setting that marquee more than made my house payments. When I was 15-17 yrs old, I set the marquee at the Mesa Theater on Crenshaw and Slauson in South Los Angeles. My older brother was the Asst Manager at that theater.

roadgeek
roadgeek on January 21, 2014 at 11:11 pm

“The Raid”, an episode from the second season of “The FBI”, was partially filmed at the Victory. A stoolie was murdered in a phone booth by the concession stand, and a sharpshooter fired from atop the V. Great to see “The FBI” on location, and the Victory looked sharp. Whomever owned her at the time was obviously taking care of her. The episode was filmed in 1966.

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