Orange Drive-In

291 N. State College Boulevard,
Orange, CA 92667

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driveinlover on February 24, 2021 at 7:47 pm

I had a shop adjacent to the drive in and could see movies from the roof, but no sound of course.

cjayramone on August 25, 2017 at 12:22 pm

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.

kermitthefrog76 on April 5, 2017 at 1:20 pm

I remember leaving Angel games and while walking down the ramps craning my neck to see what movies were playing.. I recall Jurassic park…

Marklar on November 14, 2012 at 12:33 am

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.–tragic_kingdom–back.jpg

shoeshoe14 on September 8, 2008 at 10:52 am

Was mentioned in the documentary “Drive-In Movie Memories” in 2001.

enginecapt on May 6, 2008 at 4:45 am

For an old pic: View link

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kencmcintyre on February 15, 2007 at 12:36 pm

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.

Daria on May 5, 2004 at 3:25 am

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.

boxtop45 on March 4, 2004 at 3:00 pm

I would pass by this drive-in on the way to the formal Anaheim Stadium.

William on March 3, 2003 at 10:14 am

When Pacific ran this Drive-In in 1969, the car capacity listing was 798.