Sepulveda Drive-In

6161 Sepulveda Boulevard,
Van Nuys, CA 91411

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SalvageSailor on October 30, 2005 at 11:49 pm

Aloha Everyone,

The Sepulveda Drive In was originally behind the Sherwin Williams paint store (now where Wendys is) down the Boulevard from the Builders Emporium (also long gone). In 1968 there was a movie about a teenage sniper filmed there titled ‘Targets’ which starred Boris Karloff. If you ever get a chance to see it, it has many panoramic views of the Drive in, the Valley towards Canoga Park/Reseda, Sepulveda Blvd, the Dam Basin (when it was still Maria’s cornfield) and plenty of cool cars.

Knatcal on October 19, 2005 at 9:44 am

The small marquee is – or was – just behing Wendys parking lot.

kencmcintyre on September 19, 2005 at 5:43 pm

There is no evidence of any drive-on at this site, just a very large parking lot.

kencmcintyre on September 17, 2005 at 1:42 pm

Movieman, did you know that Debra Winger was the voice of ET?

kencmcintyre on September 17, 2005 at 1:40 pm

I just drove by that location last week. I will look for the marquee (if it still exists) when I go to Van Nuys next Monday.

Kymberleigh on February 21, 2005 at 6:34 pm

The Sepulveda Drive-In was behind a Wendy’s, not a Carls Jr. (the latter is a quarter-mile farther north).

It is no longer a storage area, but the property is owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and will be used as a park-ride lot for a cross-Valley rapid transit line this summer.

Knatcal on October 22, 2003 at 4:25 pm

I went to see “Everybody’s All American” here my sophmore year of college in the late 1980’s not too long before it closed. Recently I did notice a small marquee for theater still existed just off Sepulveda Blvd.

JasonBalch on October 9, 2003 at 7:16 am

Opened in 1953, and closed in August of 1989. The site was demolished, but as of Summer 2003, the ticket booths and projection building still sand.