Opened: 1950’s Location: Hi-way 39, Westminster, Orange County, California Capacity: 1,000+ Screens: Four Operator: Pacific drive-in theatres Closed: 1997
The Hi-way 39 was a classic, screen mural, neon roadsign, manicured lawns and palm trees all around. It was also the last drive-in operating in Orange county. Prior to closure, it along with Pacific’s Winnetka 6, was one of the busiest drive-ins in California. Like all of these monster drive-ins in urban areas, the land value simply becomes too great to justify the operation continuing.