Tillicum Drive-In

3170 Tillicum Road,
Victoria, BC V9A 7C5

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Previously operated by: Famous Players

Previous Names: Tillicum Outdoor Theatre

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Reverse shot of screen & drive-in

The Tillicum Outdoor Theatre was a drive-in located in north Victoria near the suburb of Saanich. It opened on June 1, 1951 with Danny Kaye in “The Inspector General”. Capacity for the single-screen venue was 620 cars.

The Tillicum Drive-In closed on November 11, 1979 and its site was redeveloped. The Tillicum Centre Mall and the SilverCity Tillicum are both now located on the approximate site of the old drive-in.

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ScreenClassic on March 1, 2021 at 5:14 am

The Tillicum Drive-In (as it came to be known in its later years) was closed by Famous Players on November 11, 1979 with a final dusk-to-dawn movie marathon, with the features shown below:

Tillicum Drive-In final show November 11 1979Tillicum Drive-In final show November 11 1979 Sat, Nov 10, 1979 – 42 · Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) · Newspapers.com

davidcoppock on March 1, 2021 at 7:59 am

Closed on 11/11/1979 with “Smokey and the Bandit”, Prisoner of Zenda", “Walk proud” and “The big fix”.

tillicumman60 on June 21, 2021 at 10:33 pm

hi david, its june 21 2021 a just came upon your posting of ths tillicum drive-in ad very cool! if you email me at: i send you a tillicum outdoor theatre magazine {xerox printable} see all the tillicum t-shirts an a whole slew of future tilli merchandise i have the gear to do a hd tillicum drive in movie setup let me know if you know of a parking lot where it could be setup an come with us “back to the tillicum drive in” i even have tilli-boy n tilli-girl t-shirts an tilli hotdoag t-shit youve been unaware of my creating all this tilli stuff i began aug 12 2015 sold nearly $15.00.00 worth of tillicum t-shirts the whole story of all of this an much more when you get the tilli mag signed: tillicum creator jeff fritz victoria bc canada

tillicumman60 on June 22, 2021 at 10:38 am

june 21 2021 - david, check out a video i put togther tillicumn drive promtional: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GDadbR6WhQ just finished the tillicum drive history am popup drive in video over 20 mins of mini featurette fun call me sometime 250-384-9187

ScreenClassic on October 15, 2022 at 4:21 pm

The ad from the Tillicum Drive-In’s final show has been uploaded to the photo section.

davidcoppock on October 18, 2022 at 9:06 am

Opened on 1st June 1951 with the latest news, a cartoon(not named?), and “The Inspector General”.

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