Lancaster Drive-In

665 W. Avenue H,
Lancaster, CA 93534

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Architects: J. Arthur Drielsma

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Lancaster Drive-In

The Lancaster Drive-In was opened in 1956 as a single screen theatre with a 650 car capacity. It was later tripled. The property is now used by the city of Lancaster as a maintenance yard.

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Jay Harvey
Jay Harvey on March 23, 2015 at 4:51 pm

I’ve seen Spies Like Us a hundred or so times since it’s release, I had forgotten all about the drive in scene. I’ll have to check out my blu ray tonight lol

davidcoppock on March 30, 2016 at 4:25 am

One of the Guards seen at the Lancaster drive-in(in the film “Spies like us”? just after the Lancaster drive-in sign(marquee?) is director Sam Raimi(the non speaking guard, i think?). One of the three men standing outside the snack bar is B.B. King(the one who says “Won’t you gentlemen have a Pepsi”.

davidcoppock on April 19, 2016 at 1:38 am

There was four men standing outside the snack bar the car pulled up, i forget about the guy with the rifle(who said, “two Pepsis' to go).

davidcoppock on July 4, 2017 at 8:38 am

I think the drive-in might have been closed before the film Spies like us was filmed there, the ticket booth and the snavk bar look partly covered up in wood sheeting!?

davidcoppock on July 5, 2017 at 12:05 am

The Lancaster Drive-in was closed for the winter season when Spies Like us was filmed there. The drive-in closed after the 1985/86 season. Spies like us was not screened there(pity!!). The concession stand is still there.

davidcoppock on July 5, 2017 at 12:54 am

The other guard seen at the drive-in ticket box(the speaking one) is director Joel Coen.

CRS on September 27, 2017 at 8:23 am

The Lancaster Drive-In was completed in 1956. There was nothing but bare desert in 1950. The “auditorium” was a nice feature.

CRS on September 27, 2017 at 8:33 am

The correct address was 665 W Ave H according to a 1964 booklet on Lancaster.

davidcoppock on May 12, 2019 at 1:55 am

The might have been an indoor movie theatre(behind the snack bar) according to tne Box Office Magazine articule in the photos section?

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