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Pacific Drive-In, Santa Ana, looking east
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Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Photo Collection
Kelly, Howard D
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Harbor Blvd. Drive-In Theater opened on June 29, 1960 as Pacific Theater's 41st location and Orange County's sixth drive-in. Among its amenities were a 90 x 120 ft. screen and a 1500 car capacity, but despite its mammoth size, no more screens were ever added. Spanish-language films were shown in later years, but after July 1984 no films showed up in theater listings, only the swap meet which was to carry on until December 1986. Demolition began in February 1987 and a Wal-Mart store was built on the site.
Aerial view of the Pacific Drive-In Theater, also known as the Harbor Blvd. Drive-In Theater, located at 3700 McFadden Ave. in Santa Ana; view is looking east. Harbor Blvd. (not visible) is at extreme bottom left corner; McFadden Ave. is lower left to center left, to the left of the drive-in; Jackson St., and Susan St. are at upper left; the Santa Ana River flows across the top. Photograph dated July 25, 1960.
1 negative :safety ;10 x 13 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KHAF 541-2
Harbor Boulevard Drive-In (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Drive-in theaters--California--Santa Ana
Streets--California--Santa Ana
Dwellings--California--Santa Ana
Rivers--California, Southern
Agriculture--California--Santa Ana
Lost architecture--California--Santa Ana
Santa Ana River (Calif.)
Santa Ana (Calif.)--Aerial views
Santa Ana (Calif.)
Aerial photographs

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