Harbor Drive-In

3251 National City Boulevard,
National City, CA 91950

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rivest266 on May 2, 2024 at 1:41 pm

The Harbor Drive-in opened on November 3rd, 1948 (not 1949). Grand opening ad posted.

jwmovies on June 14, 2022 at 2:22 am

The snack bar still exists only now serves as an Amazon van depot!

The address for this former drive in is 3251 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950. Please update. Fond memories. I can still envision the giant emerald screen and its green trimmings!😒☺😍

MichaelKilgore on June 8, 2021 at 9:48 am

According to Google Maps' city limits drawings, the Harbor site is actually in Chula Vista. Between 4th Avenue and San Diego Bay on the north side of the Sweetwater River, the Harbor’s outline is uniquely carved away from National City and retained by its neighbor to the south. Somebody did that on purpose.

Google Maps also uses National City as the site’s current mailing address, which means only that the 91950 post office services the site.

MichaelKilgore on April 24, 2020 at 10:20 am

Adding another name, Boxoffice, Nov. 6, 1948: “Lou Berman and Tommy Huntington opened the Harbor Drive-In in Chula Vista November 3.”

MichaelKilgore on February 4, 2020 at 9:07 am

Boxoffice, Oct. 28, 1963: “Sam Russo of San Diego has taken over the Harbor Drive-In in Chula Vista.”

dallasmovietheaters on August 24, 2015 at 4:21 pm

This $250,000 ozoner launched November 3, 1949 by Tom Huntington of the Vogue and Seville Theatres. The 70' high and 150' wide tower was impressive.

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Drive-In 54 on April 15, 2014 at 4:22 pm

The correct address is: E. 32nd St. & National City Blvd National City, CA, 91950