West Wind Drive-In

4150 W. Carey Avenue,
North Las Vegas, NV 89032

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davidkaye on August 25, 2020 at 8:33 am

West Wind drive-ins are still in the Syufy family and have been since 1940. Syufy changed its name to Century Cinemas and then later sold their indoor theaters, so they had to change their name to something else. Thus, West Wind. Some of their former drive-ins are now swap meets which they still run, such as the Coliseum Drive-In in Oakland.

davidcoppock on March 27, 2020 at 2:18 pm

Opened as a twin drive-in with on screen 1 with “ Horrors of Frankenstein” and “Scars of Dracula” and on screen 2 with “Brewster McCloud” and “The strawberry statement” and a World Championship boxing match(Frazier vs Ali! Direct from ringside, first time in colour).

rivest266 on September 14, 2019 at 7:32 pm

The 2nd, screen opened on March 17th, 1971. Grand opening ads posted.

davidcoppock on October 31, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Original screen destroyed by a storm in 1998.

davidcoppock on October 19, 2017 at 4:02 pm

I think this might be the drive-in that the owners(names unknown?) wanted to close down(date unknown?), but the council would not left them!?

MichaelKilgore on February 20, 2017 at 8:10 pm

The 1984 Motion Picture Almanac lists it with four screens, suggesting an intermediate stage between one screen and six.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 15, 2014 at 4:53 am

It hasn’t been renamed officially… it’s still the Las Vegas drive-in — dunno who insisted it become the All Digital Drive-In… it would be the equivalent of naming every Cinemark “Best Seat in Town Cinemas”.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on May 15, 2014 at 1:51 am

Goofy rename (no offense, Scott!).

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on August 28, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Most of the fields have been resealed in 2013.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on March 6, 2013 at 10:38 pm

I was also in LV…and went here…in April of last year and saw the potholes & debris first hand.

Archie1959 on January 9, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Chris: I was in LV in April of last year and looked over fence during daytime. It needs a overhaul

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on January 9, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Did they repave the fields? Too much debris & potholes in it’s current config.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on January 9, 2013 at 5:31 pm

The sixth screen at this location as been rebuilt and is currently up and running. Should now be the Las Vegas 6 Drive-In.

Digital projection to be installed before the end of April 2013.

There is also a duplicate listing of this as the West Wind Drive-In (which it is operated by).

coffee4binky on May 13, 2012 at 9:26 am

This is my wife’s other favorite theater. See my post at West Winds. My brain could be merging the two theaters together, too.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 2, 2011 at 11:33 pm

They probably forgot to change the Xenon Bulbs.LOL.

cupboardoflove on March 2, 2011 at 6:23 am

Syufy Enterprises owns West Wind. Just saying. :)

I’m glad this location is still open despite the fact that I don’t visit as much as I should. I heard rumors that Syufy wanted to tear it down and sell the land, like they do with every other theater they own, but the City of Las Vegas wouldn’t let them as its a (local) landmark.

I took a few dates here during my high school years because I’m classy like that alongside having a summer where my friends and I would do the double features here every Tuesday for four dollars.

They claimed to have upgraded their projection systems recently, but when I went a few months ago, for a double feature of Machete and Piranha, it still looked the same.

TLSLOEWS on March 17, 2010 at 11:46 pm

They got it all in LasVegas!!!

wig922 on January 22, 2010 at 5:33 am

I’m at this drive-in now! Watching “The Book of Eli” & “Sherlock Holmes”. :)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 23, 2009 at 7:23 am

This drive-in was designed by Vincent G. Raney, architect of virtually all of the Syufy-Century theaters from the 1960s through the 1980s. Start of construction was announced in the July 5, 1965, issue of Boxoffice Magazine. The theater was to have space for 1200 cars, and the largest screen in Nevada.

shoeshoe14 on September 6, 2008 at 8:48 pm

Was mentioned in the documentary “Drive-In Movie Memories” in 2001.

kencmcintyre on March 3, 2008 at 6:45 am

We were out there last night. Funny to see all the films showing on the big screens. We have very few operating drive-ins left in SoCal. Here is another view of the marquee:

kencmcintyre on February 19, 2008 at 4:53 pm

Current name is West Wind Las Vegas 5 Drive-In. See the last photo posted on 2/17/08.

kencmcintyre on February 19, 2008 at 3:57 pm

Also down to five screens.

kencmcintyre on February 19, 2008 at 3:33 pm

There are some 2007 photos of the concession area on this site: