Thousand Oaks Drive-in

1960 Newbury Road,
Newbury Park, CA 91320

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The Thousand Oaks Drive-In opened on August 2, 1967 with John Wayne in “The War Wagon” & James Drury in “The Young Warriors”. It closed in 1983. Remnants of the drive-in remained until a Kohl’s Department Store was built on the site in 2002.

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lastan67 on January 5, 2007 at 2:46 pm

The drive-in closed in 1983! Pacific was to build a 8 screen movie theatre complex however the city had lots of restrictions! Pacific still owns the land and buildings. They are making a fortune without showing a movie! They did the same thing with the VEntura 101 Drive-In

steeelydan on August 21, 2007 at 9:36 pm

Yes, it closed in 1983. Last film it showed was a a re-release of the original “Jaws.”
I saw many movies there as a kid, and have been looking for photographs of that great old place for years.

ehlersjim on July 29, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Here is a photo showing the last movies shown and the date of closing of the TO drive-in
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jwmovies on December 20, 2012 at 10:25 am

The entrance for this one was on E Kelly across from the high school. The trees that bordered the back of the drive-in are still there behind Kohl’s.

rivest266 on October 27, 2019 at 4:09 pm

The Thousand Oaks Drive-In opened on August 2nd, 1967 with “The War Wagon” and “Young Warriors” and a stage show with movie stars in attendance, a battle of the bands, etc. Grand opening ad posted.

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