400 Drive-In

Highway 400 and Highway 7 W,
Vaughan, ON L4L 9J8

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Previously operated by: Famous Players

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The 400 Drive-In was located at Highway 400 and Highway 7 W.

It opened July 22, 1954 with Susan Hayward in “White Witch Doctor”. Originally a single screen, it expanded to three screens in 1978. It closed in 1997 and was demolished in 1998 to make way for the Famous Players Colossus movie theater and IMAX, as well as fast food outlets.

Famous Players owned the 400 Drive-In, which had space for 1,350 cars.

Contributed by Chad Irish

Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 16, 2010 at 12:39 am

Good stories Drive-in Girl and Assistantmanager.

TLSLOEWS on June 17, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Nice marquee shot in the header.

William Mewes
William Mewes on July 18, 2011 at 8:10 pm

These are the correct coordinates.


The Drive-In has been replaced by the “Famous Players Colossus Toronto” however it should be noted that despite the word “Toronto” in the name this location is not actualy and has never been in Toronto it is in “Vaughan”

telliott on July 18, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I’ve always wondered WHY they list it as Colossus Toronto. When it first opened it was listed as Colossus Woodbridge which is part of Vaughan, but definitely NOT Toronto.

Jon Lidolt
Jon Lidolt on December 6, 2011 at 2:52 pm

The 400 Drive-in was originally owned and operated by Nat Taylor’s 20th Century Theatres chain which was located at 175 Bloor St. E. in Toronto. He owned theatres all over Ontario including the Towne Cinema, the Uptown and the Glendale Cinerama in Toronto.

rivest266 on March 5, 2014 at 12:29 am

July 22nd, 1954 grand opening ad in photo section along with its aerial.

davidcoppock on October 14, 2018 at 11:54 am

Opened with White witch doctor. Demolished in 1998.

MichaelKilgore on January 8, 2020 at 10:38 pm

The Dec. 4 issue of Boxoffice ran a two-page spread, with photos, about the 400, focusing on how spread out it was. “Extra spaciousness has been provided between the speaker posts and extra depth between each ramp, allowing easier turns.”

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