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News Items For Azusa Foothill Drive-In

Sep 12, 2000
Drive-Ins Manage To Survive AZUSA, Calif. (AP) At the last drive-in theater on the Southern California leg of historic Route 66, families with children hunker down under blankets as couples sip iced tea before the evening's double feature. By Judy Lin.       Associated Press       link
Sep 27, 2000
Rekindled Romance Now Playing at Drive-In Theaters AZUSA, Calif. (AP) At the last drive-in theater on the Southern California leg of historic Route 66, families with children hunker down under blankets as couples sip iced tea before the evening's double feature. By Judy Lin.       Chicago Tribune       link
Jun 3, 2001
A rendezvous with nostalgia Partygoers remember heyday of drive-in theater AZUSA -- Nostalgia buffs got their kicks on Route 66 Saturday as they cruised from as far away as Temecula, some in vintage cars, to the Azusa Foothill Drive-In for a Blast to the Past party celebrating the theater's history. By Diana L. Roemer.       San Gabriel Valley Tribune       link
Jun 3, 2001
Uncapie attends the WAKE for the Grand Old Dame of Drive-ins, The Azusa Foothill Father Geek here to say goodbye to yet another symbol of America's love affair with the automobile and the motion picture. The Azusa Foothill Drive In Theater passed on this weekend, but she went out with a BANG.       Aint It Cool News       link
Jun 1, 2001
Thats a wrap Cheers! Section The Blob oozes its way into Azusa tonight, bubbling and gurgling its way down Route 66 and leaving behind more than 40 years of nostalgia in its slimy trail. By Geoffrey Bilau.       San Gabriel Valley Tribune       link
Jul 9, 2001
No More Flicks on Route 66 The 1958 sci-fi thriller sequence in The Blob, projected through a steady drizzle onto the screen of Los Angeles County's last old-style single-screen drive-in, pretty much sums up the beleaguered theater's predicament. By Al Ridenour .       Los Angeles Times       link
Aug 24, 2000
A New Party Place Set on the Malibu beach circa 1962, the film is a veritable Sally Field hommage, combining elements from both Gidget and Sybil into a candy-colored psychological thriller-slasher movie spoof. By Anne Bergman.       Los Angeles Times       link
Aug 15, 2001
Stranded at the Drive-In Despite decades of neglect, open-air theaters are making a comeback By Willa Reinhard.       Preservation Online       link
Aug 1, 2001
Cinema En Route The Past and Future History of Route 66 Drive-Ins By Jon Alon Walz.       Box Office Magazine       link
Jun 1, 2001
University Threatens Asuza Drive-In The Azusa Foothill Drive-In Theatre, located on historical Route 66 at 675 E. Foothill Boulevard, Azusa, CA 91702, approximately 30 east of Los Angeles, is one of the last remaining drive-ins still operating in the Los Angeles area. By Volume 9, No. 2.       Society for Commecial Archeology News       link
Feb 1, 2002
AZUSA FOOTHILL DRIVE-IN This afternoon, the State Historical Resources Commission voted unanimously to officially designate the Azusa Foothill Drive-In Theatre as a California historical resource. By Kelli Shapiro.       LA Conservancy       link
Feb 5, 2002
Drive-In Designated as a Landmark History New status may hinder Azusa Pacific University's plan to razethe theater. By Richard Winton.       Los Angeles Times       link
Feb 2, 2002
Thumbs-up for fans of Foothill Drive-In Those in favor of saving the Azusa Foothill Drive-In Theatre scored a victory Friday. The state Historical Resources Commission voted to place the 17-acre drive-in on the California Register of Historic Places. By Marianne Love.       Whittier Daily News       link
Feb 22, 2002
Southern Californias Endangered Theaters Larry Mantle takes a look at the status of several historic movie theaters in Southern California that are threatened with closure and destruction, including the Azusa Foothill Drive-In. Larry speaks with Ken Bernstein from the LA Conservancy. By Larry Mantle.       KPCC 89.3 FM       link
Feb 1, 2002
Death of a Drive-In - Azusa Foothill Theatre The only operational drive-in theater west of Oklahoma located on historic Route 66 By Joe Fracasse Ida Fracasse.       Glendoran Magazine       link
May 1, 2002
Drive-In Theatre Breathes New Life When the Azusa (CA) Drive-in was sold to the Azusa Pacific University, a private Christian school, for $6.1 million last year, the theatre was scheduled to face the wrath of a wrecking ball...       Route 66 Magazine       link
May 1, 2002
Azusa Drive-In Gains Historical Resource Status Demolition Averted For Now. Article contributed by the Los Angeles Conservancy By Volume 10, No. 1.       Society for Commecial Archeology News       link
Sep 12, 2000
Discovering -- or rediscovering -- the magic of the drive-in movie Back from the brink of extinction, many are doing well By Judy Lin.       Associated Press       link
Jul 19, 2002
APU files lawsuit over drive-in AZUSA -- College looks to remove historic designation By Marianne Love.       San Gabriel Valley Tribune       link

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Jan 1, 2000
Psycho Beach Party Filming locations include the Azusa Foothill Drive-In. Spoof of 1960s Beach PartyGidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films stars. link