Sepulveda Drive-In

6161 Sepulveda Boulevard,
Van Nuys, CA 91411

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jbels on February 4, 2022 at 6:36 am

Featured in the 1974 movie Bank Shot.

rivest266 on October 19, 2019 at 11:46 am

1976 commuter bus ad posted as well.

rivest266 on October 19, 2019 at 11:45 am

Grand opening ad from the N. Hollywood Valley Times posted. (The LA Times ad had the same design.)

davidcoppock on June 20, 2019 at 7:32 am

The drive-in was also seen in the tv series “Chips”(season 1, epidode 6 – Baby food), briefly showing the screen over the fence from the motor home that Ponch was staying in next door to the drive-in. The motor home has been demolished and is now a self-storage facitly.

davidcoppock on June 5, 2019 at 6:46 am

The site is now a gym(LA Fitness).

KenLayton on April 16, 2019 at 7:15 pm

Chips episode titled “Green Thumb Burglars” has them chasing a truck through the field of the drive-in theater. This is the episode where the guys pull over H.R Pufnstuf (in costume).

OKCdoorman on November 6, 2018 at 8:36 am

For those with Netflix the Sepulveda is (quickly) visible during the introductory ‘bus ride’ in the newly-released Orson Welles film THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND. (A different portion of the film was reportedly photographed inside of the nearby Reseda Drive-In.)

davidcoppock on March 26, 2015 at 12:12 am

the drive in was seen in the television series Knight Rider-season 3,episode 5(halloween knight),chasing the bad guy into the drive in near the of the episode.

davidcoppock on March 13, 2015 at 2:02 am

The drive in theatre was seen in the television series Chips(Season 3,episode 11 – The return of the supercycle.),chased by baker(and Ponch?) in the drive in theatre(scene unknown). According to Chips wiki it may also have appeared before in the Chips television series(Season 1,episode 8-green thumb burglar),althrough the sign seen briefly before the police chase enters the drive in theatre lot,says Long Beach(drive in?)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 20, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Yeah, she is a school teacher,doesn’t need headaches from us.

TLSLOEWS on April 20, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Give her time Mike she will!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 20, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Yes, I saw the Pictures and made a comment. Guess I pissed Robin off for missing that NATIONAL HILLS THEATRE REUNION PARTY. She hasn’t answered any of my posts on NATIONAL HILLS, COLUMBIA SQUARE,or the IMPERIAL.

TLSLOEWS on April 20, 2010 at 5:44 pm

At least I posted some pitcures with Robins help.Look up the LOEWS VENDOME I know you saw the photos but I have more comments on there.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 20, 2010 at 5:40 pm

I got my ALMANAC out and I bet had you looked around your old downtown theatre you would have found one.AND YOU COULD BE HELPING OUT!!!!

TLSLOEWS on April 20, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Got that almanac out again Mike.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 18, 2010 at 12:37 pm

This Drive-in parked 1,500 cars and was owned by the Berman brothers.

William on September 22, 2008 at 4:26 am

You can the Sepulveda Drive-In marquee (unlit) in a night shot in the 1974 film “Bank Shot” around an hour in. When the gang paints the stolen bank.

Jimbo on November 14, 2007 at 7:14 pm

…addendum – The Sherman Williams Paint Store was located on the NORTH-West corner of Sepulveda and Erwin Sts.

The Actual Drive-In Address: 6161 Sepulveda Blvd.

Jimbo on November 14, 2007 at 6:55 pm

The Sepulveda Drive-in was 6144 Sepulveda Blvd .. at Erwin Street.
on the South-West corner ….

Not only did I go there several times, The company I worked for: Gold Key Furniture (now, Wick’s Furniture) took over the address in 1976, when our building was built over the front entrance.

Jim Rowe on August 25, 2007 at 3:49 pm

Targets was definitely filmed at the easily indentifiable Reseda Drive-In. But, you can also catch a quick glimpse of the Sepulveda Drive-In in the film. It’s briefly shown as the sniper drives past on the expressway. Ignore Peter Bogdanovich’s comments about drive-in’s on the DVD, he’s a complete moron.

Lavarus on May 10, 2007 at 1:48 pm

As a daily commuter on MTA’s Orange Line, I pass around/through the edge of that lot twice a day. The bus station is at the south edge of the property, with the rest of it’s land used for parking—between a Wickes Furniture building and a Public Storage facility.

A small, two-lane access street now connects to Sepulveda Blvd. on the east side, and also extends under The 405 Fwy. to exit opposite where Haskell Ave. ends at Victory Blvd. to the west.

Knatcal on November 16, 2005 at 1:15 pm

I recently drove by Wendy’s which is front of where the Sepulveda Drive-in used to be located. The small marquee that was still there as of three years ago is in fact now gone. There appears to be have been a lot of new construction on the site.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 31, 2005 at 2:50 am

SavageSailor;The Peter Bogdanovitch film “Targets” starring Boris Karloff was definately filmed at the Reseda Drive-In Theatre.

SalvageSailor on October 31, 2005 at 12:19 am

Regarding my last, ‘Targets’ may have been filmed at the other end of the basin in the Reseda Drive In (another of my haunts). Still well worth seeing if you want to remember the valley of our youth.