Sunland Drive-In

8010 Foothill Boulevard,
Sunland, CA 91040

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Previously operated by: Edwards Cinemas

Architects: J. Arthur Drielsma

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The Sunland Drive-in Theater

The Sunland Drive-In opened in July of 1950 with Dennis Morgan in “My Wild Irish Rose” & Randolph Scott in “Albuquerque”. This drive-in had a capacity for 650 cars. The Sunland Drive-In closed in September of 1976 screening Charles Bronson in “St. Ives” & Doiug McClure in “At the Earth’s Core”. It was demolished about a week later to make room for a K-Mart which is now closed.

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Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

kencmcintyre on November 11, 2005 at 1:13 pm

From the Oviatt Library Collection here.

Lavarus on August 6, 2007 at 7:03 pm

Is the site of this long-gone venue in fact the very same place where that Home Depot has been proposed which is causing a major fight in 2007 between Depot owners and residents of Sunland who fear it would be located too close to a nearby school?

I doubt this would be an issue if the drive-in were still there.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 16, 2008 at 1:26 am

Originally built for the Edwards Theatre Circuit, the Sunland Drive-In was among five drive-ins opened around Southern California in 1950 that were designed by Los Angeles Architect J. Arthur Drielsma. These were mentioned in an article in the March 18, 1950, issue of Boxoffice Magazine. The article gave the capacity of the Sunland Drive-In as 650 cars.

DavidZornig on July 23, 2018 at 11:24 pm

1952 photo added courtesy of the 46 to 64 Facebook page.

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