Los Angeles's last operating drive in theater(56k be warned)

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Los Angeles's last operating drive in theater(56k be warned)

Postby Shifty » Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:43 am

Vineland drive in, City of Industry. For those that might not have heard of it, and may be interested, I gladly post this topic. Having recently discovered it myself, I've attended three times over the past few months, and really get a kick out of this ritual of roadside americana. Although I enjoy giving my business to this theater, and would reccomend others go and support, I'm happy to say that it draws quite a crowd on friday and saturday nights and doesn't appear to be in any risk of closure. Now, on to the pics!

Definitly a cool atmosphere.. those are kids on the right playing with a light-up frisbee during the previews.
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These were taken during the credits. Really gives you an idea of the crowd, even on a cold night..
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The ticket booths, or what I like to call "the staging lanes" 8)
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the sign/marquee lacks character in my opinion, having been updated sometime in the 90's if I remember correctly.. But I'm not arguing, since no where else in the immediate areas can you go to get this experience.
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Postby CWillman » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:06 pm

It was only about two years ago that the great old behemoth of a marquee was replaced. Probably been about three years since the dilapidated main screen tower that had "VINELAND" on the back was replaced. Those losses make the place a little less special for me, but you take what L.A. drive-ins you can get.

The Vineland recently installed a new system called TechnaLight on one of its screens, for a brighter, clearer image. But the Mission in Pomona/Montclair has installed it on all four of theirs.


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