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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT
City officials may lack a "vision" for the old Orange Drive-In Theater, but they have decided what they do not want there: a car sales lot with a 48-foot sign looming over the freeway. City Council members, in a 3-1 vote last week, denied a proposal from Circuit City Stores, owner of CarMax, for a used and new auto lot on the site at State College Boulevard and the Santa Ana Freeway.
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NEWS
September 2, 2004 | Duane Noriyuki, Times Staff Writer
As twilight settled over the Vineland Drive-In, Henry Gutierrez found comfort in a kind breeze and soft cushions. He sat like royalty in the blue chair in the back of his pickup truck, blankets and pillows for the children spread out in front of him. From age 4, he said, when he watched from the roof of his father's Cadillac, he has preferred drive-in movies to walk-ins. To explain why, he lifted his hands and looked to the sky. "Fresh air," he said, "and no one gets in your way."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1997 | JOHN POPE
Residents will be able to comment tonight on a plan to convert Orange County's last drive-in movie theater into a retail center. Los Angeles-based Pacific Theaters, which owns the Hi-Way 39 drive-in at Beach Boulevard and Trask Avenue, wants to develop the property into a commercial project anchored by a Wal-Mart store.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1997 | JOHN POPE and JENNIFER LEUER and MIMI KO CRUZ
The City Council has given final approval for the closure of Orange County's last functioning drive-in movie theater and construction of a large retail center on the property. Construction could begin within months on the 25-acre Hi-Way 39 property at Beach Boulevard and Trask Avenue. Plans call for a 240,000-square-foot retail center anchored by a Wal-Mart store, with a fast-food restaurant and corner gas station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 1996
After three years of standing deserted, the site of Culver City's old Studio Drive-In may finally see some action. The Culver City Redevelopment Agency has been soliciting proposals for the weedy nine acres where the last of the Westside drive-ins once reigned. Developers submitted 15 plans for the site Nov. 18, including proposals to use the property for a movie studio, housing and a golf driving range. "This has citywide interest," said Margaret Liu, the agency's redevelopment project manager.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1995 | NONA YATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The flickering images stopped dancing in 1993 on the huge outdoor screen at Culver City's Studio Drive-In, the last of the old drive-ins on the Westside. Long gone are other screens that loomed over the intersection of Olympic and Bundy and the corner of Beverly and Fairfax. But as recently as May, plans were bubbling along to revive the Studio as a drive-in of the future, using high-tech enhancements.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 1995
The Way We Were: June, 1965 Los Angeles area: Centinela, Century, Floral, Gilmore, Olympic, Studio, Twin-Vue. South Bay: Harbo?, Roadium, San Pedro, Torrance, Vermont. Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley: Covina, Foothill, Big Sky, Edgewood, Edwards, El Monte, Hastings, Mission, San Gabriel, Starlite, Sunland, Vineland. Long Beach: Circle, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Altos. Huntington Park/Compton: Compton, Gage, Paramount, Rosecrans, South Gate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1997
Demolition of Orange County's last remaining drive-in movie theater, Hi-way 39, continued Thursday to make way for a Wal-Mart shopping plaza. The theater, built in the 1950s, was remodeled in 1979 and had four movie screens at the height of its success. It was owned by Pacific Theaters Realty Corp., which is the developer of the Wal-Mart project.
NEWS
February 26, 1990 | DARRELL DAWSEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Weekend gang shootings at theaters showing the movie "Angel Town" prompted at least one local drive-in to pull the film, authorities said Sunday. "Angel Town," which stars Theresa Saldana and Olivier Gruner, is the tale of a former kick boxer who moves in with a family living in gang territory.
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