Oasis Drive-In

1327 N. Dysart Road,
Avondale, AZ 85323

400 cars

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Previously operated by: Harry L. Nace Theatres

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Oasis Drive-In

The Oasis Drive-In was opened October 23, 1955 with Jack Webb in “Pete Kelly’s Blues”. It was owned by Howell Theatres and had a capacity for 400 cars. By 1957 it was operated by Harry L. Nace Theatres chain It had closed prior to 1981.

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Moviemac on September 24, 2008 at 3:59 pm

I had my fondest memory of the cinema at this drive-in. This was the entertainment in Avondale up until it closed in 1981. I remember as a child in the 70’s going to the drive-in to watch all of the Disney shows (herbie the Love bug, Mary Poppins, The Apple Dumpling Gang,..) as wall as Star Wars, and Jaws. The last movie we saw at the oasis was Godzilla vs. Megalon in 1981 before they shut it down.
It was torn down and today a apartment complex is on the site. My dad didn’t go to the movies for years after they tore down the Oasis.A lot of good memories there.

Moviemac on September 24, 2008 at 10:38 pm

Yes it is located on N. Eight St. Now that street is called Dysart Rd. It was only called Eight St. in Avondale. Man, I haven’t heard it called that in years. I can get an exact address when I go down there this weekend for you.

rivest266 on January 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Aerial photos at
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It was on Dysant Road south of Van Buren.

hickydoo on February 22, 2012 at 2:03 pm

back in my high school daze at Dysart, we used to go by the carload to the Oasis. Of course that meant stopping and putting people in the trunk to sneak them in…. lol man we had good times :)

jwmovies on October 31, 2012 at 3:05 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1327 North Dysart Road, Avondale, AZ 85323. Now Agua Fria Storage.

rivest266 on November 14, 2015 at 5:17 pm

October 23rd, 1955 grand opening ad in photo section.

kennerado on November 26, 2019 at 4:50 am

A 1980 aerial shows it as closed with the only ramps left, it was closed before 1981.

davidcoppock on April 27, 2020 at 12:18 pm

Also opened with “Shotgun”.

MichaelKilgore on March 29, 2022 at 9:35 am

Boxoffice, Sept. 22, 1956: “Goodyear, Ariz. - The Oasis Drive-In here, managed by Donald Gordon, has repaired major storm damages inflicted by recent heavy winds. Winds bent over loudspeaker supports and wrecked the screen tower. Gordon said that numerous eight-inch I-beam columns were twisted like licorice sticks. When the screen went over, he said, it barely dented the ground and only one electric light bulb on the tower was broken. Gordon said the structure was a total loss and estimated damage at $8,000 to $10,000. The theatre is owned and operated by Nace, Kline & Murphy.”

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