Blue Fox Drive-In

1403 Monroe Landing Road,
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

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The Blue Fox Drive-In opened in 1959 with a capacity for 280 cars. This drive-in remains open today.

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KenLayton on May 13, 2006 at 6:04 am

Theater also has a great go-kart track, train rides for the kiddies, and a seperate huge arcade gamme room building. Snack bar was recently remodeled and is very beautiful. The kitchen was enlarged (food is excellent!) with more pizza ovens and hamburger grills. A new restroom building was built and the restrooms are fully handicap accessible.

Theater has FM stereo radio sound only. There is no marquue or reader board out by the main highway to direct you in so just look for the giant screen tower. You have to drive up to the old boxoffice to see the titles of what’s playing. Tickets are now sold out of a drive up window at the snack bar.

KenLayton on March 21, 2007 at 6:14 pm

Theater is open year round and only close for a week or so at Christmas time. They show cartoons before the feature during the peak of the season.

kencmcintyre on October 7, 2008 at 7:21 pm

Here is a September 2008 article about a Girl Scout invasion:

kencmcintyre on January 1, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Here is another photo of the sign:

TLSLOEWS on April 9, 2010 at 10:19 am

Very interesting photo ken mc.

SteveSwanson on March 7, 2013 at 7:21 pm

The Blue Fox is the first Washington drive-in to open with digital projection. A fantastic picture on screen. I like the new pre-show, they will add some variety in the next few months. My last 2 trips here have been in late winter. I’ve been happily surprised to see the turnout in such cold conditions.

NeonMichael on May 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm

An old obituary in the Whidbey News-Times says the Blue Fox was built and owned by Woodrow “Woody” Cecil and his wife Charlotte. Another article said Woody “partnered with George Dickson” to build it.

A 2006 article there said Darrell and Lori Bratt purchased the theater in 1988. In 1990, it switched to FM sound. The screen went down in a 1998 windstorm, but obviously they fixed that.

There’s a superb drone video of the place on YouTube.

davidcoppock on May 14, 2017 at 1:49 am

Is there actually an animal called blue fox?

SteveFratelli on May 14, 2017 at 10:55 am

The Blue Fox Drive-In got their named from the recently closed Blue Fox Drive-In Restaurant. The neon sign was available, so they took it.
These days, there is a Blue Fox mascot at the drive-in that shows up around town for parades and stuff.

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