Laurel Drive-In

10770 Laurel Canyon Boulevard,
Pacoima, CA 91331

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Previously operated by: Pacific Theatres

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Laurel Drive-In

The Pacific Theatres opened the Laurel Drive-In on May 11, 1955 with Glenn Ford in “Blackboard Jungle”. It was closed by Pacific Theatre on May 11, 1969. Demolished in the early-1970’s.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre on December 5, 2008 at 1:41 pm

I believe that part of the property is now underneath the Ronald Reagan Freeway.

mujerado on January 8, 2009 at 9:10 pm

That’s exactly where it was, also very near to the football field at San Fernando High. In fact, on nights when there was a game, the lights and crowd noise quite interrupted the atmosphere of whatever movie was being shown. A friend of mine worked at the Laurel and could therefore go in free on other nights. I saw several movies for free by riding with him.

dodgerdude32 on July 14, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Good comments above. Remember sitting on the back wall watching “A Hard Days Night”. No stereo in those days so music sounded like we heard it on the radio. I don’t ever remember getting chased off the wall.

A classmate of mine was killed when he climbed up the side of the screen and fell inside. That was one of few sad memories of that great Drive-In.

Nathan Milliron
Nathan Milliron on August 3, 2011 at 3:47 pm

If you have DRAGNET Season 4, Disc 1, Episode 2; the Laurel DI can be seen for about 5 seconds in Jack Webb’s “This is the City” intro.

Capitalsfan on September 1, 2021 at 8:45 pm

Lived on Paxton St., right across from Laurel Drive-In. Could watch movies from our driveway. Remember the kid who was killed falling down inside the screen. Didn’t know him, but think he want to Telfair Elementary with me. Very sad for the neighborhood.

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