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Drive-in Theatres San Diego


Campus Drive-in Theatre (Demolished)
San Diego, CA
Photo courtesy M.C. Morrissey

Here's the marquee that used to adorn the Campus Drive-in Theatre. Though the Campus is now demolished, the neon majorette still lights up the sky in San Diego.






Harbor Drive-in Theatre
National City, CA
Photo courtesy M.C. Morrissey Photo courtesy M.C. Morrissey


Welcome to the infamous Harbor Drive-by (oops, "Drive-In") Theatre in National City. According to the photographer, "It ain't Fenway, but this is one Big Green Monster." This place is open year-round.



Escondido Drive-in
Escondido, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Also in the Escondido area are the remnants of the old Escondido Drive-in Theatre. Now a year-round swap meet, this theatre projected its last picture in the 80's.



Santee Drive-In Theatre
Santee, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

In the mood for a movie? But in a quandary, because you also feel like being outdoors? If you're in the Santee area, you're in luck.

Off Woodside in Santee is the Santee Drive-in Movie Theatre. Open year round, this is one of the last remaining open theatres in San Diego. Stop by while you still can.




South Bay Drive-In
Imperial Beach, CA
Photo courtesy M.C. Morrissey

No graffiti, no gunshots, and no busted ovens here at the South Bay Drive-In in Imperial Beach, CA. This place is a pretty boring locale. Another drive-in that's open year-round.

(Right) The ticket booths



Aero Drive-In (Demolished)
El Cajon, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Welcome to the Aero Drive-in Theatre of El Cajon, California. Open just during the summer season. You can stop by and visit the swap meet on weekends year round too.


UPDATE 08/05 : This theater is now condos. It was torn down several years ago when the owner died. Many thanks to "Roof" for update. 08-05



Valley Drive-in Theatre
Oceanside, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

North County's only drive-in theatre is the Valley Drive-in Theatre of Oceanside.



Near the Interstate 5 and off a major highway, the Valley offers convenient access to an open-air cinema.

UPDATE 01/04 : This drive-in is closed to movies but still has swap meets on weekends year-round. 01-04








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