291 N. State College Boulevard,
291 N. State College Boulevard,Orange, CA 92667
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I had a shop adjacent to the drive in and could see movies from the roof, but no sound of course.
I wonder if this is the same drive in that I would see movies playing from the 5 freeway? When my family would drive from San Diego to L.A.
I remember leaving Angel games and while walking down the ramps craning my neck to see what movies were playing.. I recall Jurassic park…
A photo on the back of No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom album has a good picture of the band standing in front of one of the screens at the Orange Drive-In.
Was mentioned in the documentary “Drive-In Movie Memories” in 2001.
For an old pic: View link
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In 1960, the drive-in also hosted church services:
Dr. FRANK LAUBACH, famed international Christian missionary, will be speaking in person in Southern California this Sunday morning at 11 a.m. in the Orange Church on the Santa Ana Freeway, 2 miles below Disneyland. Norman Vincent Peale has described Dr. Laubach as “one of the 10 greatest persons alive in the world today.” The Orange Church meets in the Orange Drive-In Theater where even the handicapped, hard of hearing, aged and infirm can see and hear the entire service without leaving their family car.
Love the Orange Drive-in. Its screen boasted the biggest orange in Orange County! Now pretty much all of the oranges in OC are gone, including the Big O. Too bad.
I would pass by this drive-in on the way to the formal Anaheim Stadium.
When Pacific ran this Drive-In in 1969, the car capacity listing was 798.