Vineland Drive-In

443 N. Vineland Avenue,
City of Industry, CA 91746

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The Vineland Drive-In - NOW featuring Digital Projection on all screens!

I didn’t know we had an open drive-in in the Los Angeles area, and ran across this one! What a treasure! I think it’s great to enjoy a pastime (almost) gone by. I’ve never been to the Vineland Drive-In, but will be driving up soon.

Pacific Theatres opened the Vineland Drive-In on April 15, 1955 with James Mason in “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”. It has a car capacity of 1,700.

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Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 27, 2013 at 8:12 pm

The Vineland is now featuring digital projection on all 4 screens. Needless to say, visibility has improved by leaps and bounds!

Permanently resting inside its concession stand is one of the old film projectors to remind everyone of the “good old days of 35MM!”

Logan5
Logan5 on October 9, 2014 at 10:29 pm

“The Rocketeer” was presented here beginning on Friday June 21, 1991.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on December 6, 2017 at 1:46 am

What is Technalight?

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on December 6, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Technalight was an enhanced lamphouse for the 35mm projection system that greatly increased the amount of light emitted from the projector. This was particularly important at a Drive-In where ambient light around/behind the screens would wash out the projected image making dark scenes difficult to view. I believe once everybody converted to digital projection it improved image quality even more, making Technalight irrelevant/obsolte. Ambient light continues to be a challenge for most Drive-Ins that aren’t isolated or on the outskirts of town.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 11, 2018 at 2:59 am

Screen 1 replaced in 2003.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 19, 2018 at 2:11 am

Opened with a Walt Disney Carnival and “20000 leagues under the sea”

rivest266
rivest266 on October 19, 2019 at 12:03 pm

Better quality grand opening ad and aerial posted.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 1, 2019 at 8:32 am

This might be the same drive-in seen briefly in an episode of the tv series “Chips”(season 5, episode 11 – Concours d'Elegance). You briefly see the Pacific Theatres logo on the back of a screen near the end of the episode, while the first of the two(drunk?) Guys after their cars crashs upside down, is being arrested by the character played by Bruce Jenner.

Kris4077
Kris4077 on November 1, 2019 at 9:33 am

Chips was awesome! Sometimes there would be scenes that had nothing to do with the plot like two hoodlums shooting up a car. I guess they had a time slot to fill and they came up short so someone on the set with no writing experience said hey why don’t we do a scene with two hoodlums shooting up a car it’ll be cool. One thing about digital projection is that you could actually show TV shows or have video game nights.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 23, 2019 at 4:03 pm

Reopened with 4 screens on May 22nd, 1981. Ad posted.

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