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Valley Drive-In Theater - Facts & Highlights

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Valley Drive-In Theater

Mission Drive-In Theater (1966 - 1969),Mission San Luis Rey Drive-In Theater (1969 - 1979)
Closed down
3480 Mission Ave.
Oceanside, CA 92054
Express Code: catval3
Status: closed
Season: All year
Year Built:
Screens: 4
Car Capacity: 1800
Opening Date: 08/24/1966
First Movie: 1. Assault On A Queen, 2. The Last Of The Secret Agents?
Site: structures
Details: Now occupied by Oceanside Swap Meet. Marquee, snack bar and all four screens are still intact as of June 2015. One screen just torn down in July 2016. Video here
Sound: Speakers
Converted to Digital:
Movie Features:
Offering: Swap meet
People: Managed by Jud Burks from 1975 to 1980, and from 1989 until mid-1990s

Theater Timeline

1966    Grand opening as Mission Drive-In
1969    Screen #2 opens, renamed Mission San Luis Rey Drive-In
1978    Screens #3 and 4 open
1979    Renamed New Valley Drive-In, later shortened to Valley Drive-In
1999    Final year of operation


  • operators
    Robert And John Siegel
    2005 - current
  • owners
    Robert And John Siegel
    2005 - current

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