BO-51-245 : Cascade Drive-In Burnaby



This is the Cascade Drive-In, in Burnaby, from June 16, 1951. The movie theater was located in Cascade Heights at the corner of Canada Way and Curle Avenue. It was torn down in 1982 to make room for townhouses and office space. You can also see the start of construction of Burnaby General Hospital.

I incorrectly had this identified as Lougheed Drive-In. Thanks to Robert for the correction.

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  1. Cliff PlumeReply
    May 7, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Hi! I worked at the Cascades drive-in for about 5 years. Starting as a car-hop, cook, and finally as a ticket seller at the entrance. I’ll always remember… Don’t forget your speakers folks. To avoid damage to your window kindly replace your incar speaker in its rack before driving off. And at this time the Cascades drive-in bids you good-night. Cliff

  2. February 1, 2015 at 12:11 am

    I recall seeing the movies playing while sitting in the White Spot (Still there btw). Also there used to be a weekend flea Market in there that was sometimes interesting.

  3. michaelReply
    January 6, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I remember that drive in, when I was a kid.
    My dad took me there to see scary horror movies. He had to hang the big speaker box on side window. Often wondered if cars drove off with them still attached?

  4. DavidReply
    June 30, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Other points of interest. The Lougheed Drive Inn is visible at the very top – right. Just Southwest is the Burnaby Lake Interurban Line curving down to run along the CN/GN line. Between the two Gilmore rail crossings is now Home Depot. The 401 is still a decade away The subdivsion of housing for WWII vets SW of Boundary & Grandview, few of the houses remain.

  5. RobertReply
    June 29, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    That drive-in was the “Cascade” not the”Lougheed”.
    The Lougheed Drive-in was on Lougheed Hwy and Gilmore St.

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