Canoga Park Drive-In

21430 Strathern Street,
Canoga Park, CA 91304

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Previously operated by: Pacific Theatres

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Canoga Park Drive-In

The Canoga Park Drive-In was located on the west side of Canoga Avenue one block south of Roscoe Boulevard. It was opened April 13, 1960 with Gregory Peck in “On the Beach” & Jim Davis in “Noose for a Gunman”. Closed by the Pacific Theatre chain on September 18, 1977 with Bo Svenson in “Final Chapter:Walking Tall” & Joey Hetherton in “The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington”, the property had been sold in 1976 and the drive-in subsequently torn down. The site is now an industrial complex housing a variety of businesses.

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Recent comments (view all 14 comments)

kencmcintyre on November 14, 2007 at 7:11 pm

My drive-in in Absecon, NJ had train tracks behind the theater. We used to sit on the tracks and watch the films for free. You could even hear the sound from the paying customer’s clip-on speakers.

kencmcintyre on January 17, 2010 at 11:23 pm

Here is a November 1965 ad from the LA Times:

aerogami on May 6, 2010 at 1:19 am

It was indeed on the corner of Canoga and Srathern, it stretched back all the way to Owensmouth. I have an Aerial photo of it from 1966. I’d much rather it was still there than the business park.

aerogami on May 6, 2010 at 1:27 am

As soon as Cinema treasures gets their photo system up and running again I’ll post it. in the mean time, here’s a link to the aerial photo of Canoga Park Drive-in circa 1966.

View link Park 1966 Drive in.jpg

aerogami on May 6, 2010 at 1:30 am

Sorry, better link to Canoga Drive-In Aerial Photo

jwmovies on September 14, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 7939 Canoga Avenue.

rivest266 on August 6, 2016 at 9:35 am

April 13th, 1960 grand opening ad in photo section.

Jamey_monroe45 on July 25, 2023 at 6:58 pm

Better address would be 21430 Strathern St, Los Angeles, CA 91304.

This points directly to the where the entrance road stood. It was not on Canoga Ave.

Please update.

davidcoppock on July 26, 2023 at 1:28 am

Opened on 13th April 1960 with “On the beach” and “Noose for a gunman”.

50sSNIPES on February 28, 2024 at 1:39 pm

Closed on September 18, 1977 with “Walker Tall: Final Chapter” and “Happy Hooker Goes To Washington”.

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