Blue Fox Drive-In

1403 Monroe Landing Road,
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 360.675.5667

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Blue Fox Drive In entrance

The Blue Fox Drive-In opened in 1959 with Pat Boone in “April Love”. It has a capacity for 280 cars. This drive-in remains open today.

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Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

kencmcintyre on January 1, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Here is another photo of the sign:

TLSLOEWS on April 9, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Very interesting photo ken mc.

SteveSwanson on March 7, 2013 at 10:21 pm

The Blue Fox is the first Washington drive-in to open with digital projection. A fantastic picture on screen. I like the new pre-show, they will add some variety in the next few months. My last 2 trips here have been in late winter. I’ve been happily surprised to see the turnout in such cold conditions.

MichaelKilgore on May 13, 2017 at 9:00 pm

An old obituary in the Whidbey News-Times says the Blue Fox was built and owned by Woodrow “Woody” Cecil and his wife Charlotte. Another article said Woody “partnered with George Dickson” to build it.

A 2006 article there said Darrell and Lori Bratt purchased the theater in 1988. In 1990, it switched to FM sound. The screen went down in a 1998 windstorm, but obviously they fixed that.

There’s a superb drone video of the place on YouTube.

davidcoppock on May 14, 2017 at 4:49 am

Is there actually an animal called blue fox?

SteveFratelli on May 14, 2017 at 1:55 pm

The Blue Fox Drive-In got their named from the recently closed Blue Fox Drive-In Restaurant. The neon sign was available, so they took it.
These days, there is a Blue Fox mascot at the drive-in that shows up around town for parades and stuff.

MichaelKilgore on August 25, 2019 at 6:29 pm

KIRO radio’s MyNorthwest ran an article celebrating the Blue Fox’s 60th birthday. For folks who care about these things, its first movie was April Love with Pat Boone and Shirley Jones. The article also included co-owner Darrell Bratt’s elaboration of SteveFratelli’s naming story.

“The reason it’s called the Blue Fox, from what I understand from the original owner, was when he built the place in ’59 he didn’t have a name for it,” Bratt recalled. “He contacted a sign company to build a sign for him. The maker of the sign says, ‘I’ve got a deal for you if you’re not picky on your name.’ He had a sign that was the Blue Fox Drive-In, you know the old drive-in restaurants. He goes, ‘It’s a repossessed sign, so if you call it that I can make you a heck of a deal on a sign!’ That’s how it got the name of the Blue Fox drive-in.”

KenLayton on May 15, 2020 at 12:51 pm

This theater is very well maintained and a super fun place to go. Food is excellent too.

KenLayton on May 24, 2020 at 12:12 am

The theater was finally allowed to reopen under Governor Inslee’s “Phase 2” coronavirus guidelines. This means only 50% capacity of cars, snack bar is takeout only, bathroom restrictions in place, and the gameroom arcade is closed.

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