Yaquina Drive-In

500 SE E. Devils Lake Road,
Newport, OR 97367

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1967 topo map

Opened by 1950 when it suffered damage in a fire. Repairs were carried out and it eventually closed in the late-1970’s. Lincoln City Outlets is on the site now with no trace of the drive-in remaining.

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davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 30, 2018 at 6:24 am

Odd name!! Why the name Yaquina?

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on June 9, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Thirty seconds with Google Maps, and I learned that Newport faces Yaquina Bay. Something I did not know before.

Anyway, from the July 22, 1950 issue of BoxOffice, we start with an apparently old note:

“NEWPORT, ORE. – Fire of undetermined origin recently caused heavy damage at the new Yaquina Drive-In near here. The loss was estimated at approximately $20,000 by Bill McKevitt, manager. Rebuilding of the open-air theatre was started immediately, and reopening is expected to be possible before July 1.”

Followed by an update a few pages later in the same issue:

“NEWPORT, ORE. – The Yaquina Drive-In on Route 101 south of here, recently damaged by first, has been reopened following extensive building. New projection and sound equipment was installed. William McKivvits is manager of the house.”

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