Vineland Drive-In

443 North Vineland Avenue,
City of Industry, CA 91746

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Vineland Drive-In

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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.

It opened on April 15, 1955, and has a car capacity of 1,700.

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Chris Utley
Chris Utley on July 28, 2005 at 9:08 am

The Vineland is still doing big business. There are consistently long lines throughout the night as the 4 screens run their double features. There’s always rumors of this place closing, but Pacific Theatres is holding on to the place.

They’ve recently replaced their marquee and original screen tower. Hopefully they’ll repave the lots, clean up the restrooms, redo the snack bar, and upgrade their projection system. One of the nearby drive-ins is using a new system called Technalight that projects what is possibly the most clear and bright picture ever seen at a drive-in. It’s so clear that even dark movies are nearly crystal clear with minimal loss of detail. If Pacific forks down the $$$ to get this new system, it will pay off in dividends in the years to come!

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on December 29, 2005 at 4:25 pm

Ask and ye shall receive…

Technalight has recently been installed on Screen #2 (the biggest field) at the Vineland. I haven’t checked it out yet, but I’m sure the quality is superb!

GaryED46 on January 2, 2009 at 12:56 am

It is my understanding that the Vineland now has Technalight on all four screen now.


Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 6, 2009 at 4:57 pm

The Vineland was the 26th drive-in opened by Pacific. The April 16, 1955, issue of Boxoffice said that it had opened on the 15th.

kencmcintyre on December 21, 2009 at 10:03 am

This was seen on the 605 freeway on Saturday.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on April 8, 2011 at 1:38 pm

I still come here every Summer on the regular. With 4 of us in our family, it’s the cheapest way to see 2 first run flicks for the price of a 1 MATINEE! Having said that, I’m sorry to report that the presentation of films is declining. Whatever maintenance that needs to happen regarding Technalight is not happening. Picture is darker and blurrier than it should be on most nights.

They did upgrade their FM transmitters so the sound isn’t as bad as it used to be. They upgraded the Men’s restroom too with the new waterless toilets (hopefully they maintain them properly…without regular maintenance, those things can get STINKY!). They still need to upgrade the lots and paint the screens. But it’s still the only (LEGIT) drive-in in LA County (no HD projectors showing old DVD’s on the sides of abandoned office buildings). For that reason alone, the place still gets my support.

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!”

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