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Del Mar Drive-In, Del Mar (Solana Beach), CA (other)

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Name:Del Mar Drive-In
Street:Via de la Valle
City:Del Mar (Solana Beach)

The San Diego Reader, July 6, 2006 (Volume 35 / Number 27) ran an article about drive-in theaters in San Diego. The Del Mar Drive-In was located across the street from the still open Del Mar Racetrack. On page 35, there is a description of the now defunct Del Mar Drive-In:

'... Opened in 1953 with space for 700 cars... 'The Del Mar had a giant tiki sign on the entranceway that went right across the driveway,' recalls Teri Oldknow, 'with a giant catamaran painted with sort of tiki hatching.'

Among the perks offered by the drive-in were free baby-bottle warmers and a 'live monkey house'.

The Del Mar Drive-In was sold in 1978, and the land redeveloped for condos.

[ Edited by: tikipedia 2006-07-23 14:38 ]

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