Woman compiling oral history of San Diego-area drive-in theaters

posted by MagicLantern on July 21, 2010 at 10:41 am

ESCONDIDO, CA — Here’s a great story about a project to list San Diego area drive-ins. There’s some great info with helpful opening and closing dates of various theaters.

Still, colorful memories of the Escondido Drive-In flicker in the imaginations of longtime Escondidans like MaRaya Schrokosch.

Schrokosch recalled her first visit to the once-thriving venue, in August 1973. Its marquee lights beckoned to her road-weary children, who had just moved with her and her fiance from Illinois to Escondido.

They began to chant, “We want to see the movie!”

Read more at Sign on San Diego.

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