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South Bay Drive-in
2170 Coronado Ave
Imperial Beach, CA 92154

The Southbay Drive-in's motto is, "Where cinema meets the sea"! They claim to have the best digital picture of any drive-in. They show first run mov...more about South Bay Drive-in
Santee Drive-in
10990 Woodside Avenue
Santee, CA 92071

The Santee Drive-in was opened in 1958 as a solo screen with a second screen added later in the 1960's. They are still going strong and show movies e...more about Santee Drive-in
Van Buren Drive-in
3035 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA 92503

The Van Buren Drive-in is Southern California's largest operating drive-in. It has 3 screens (each showing a double feature) with an overall capacity...more about Van Buren Drive-in
Rubidoux Drive-in
3770 Opal Street
Riverside, CA 92509

One of California's oldest continually operated drive-ins, the Rubidoux was a solo screen venue (with amusement park rides beneath the screen) when it...more about Rubidoux Drive-in
Paramount Twin Drive-in
7770 Rosecrans Avenue
Paramount , CA 90723

The Paramount Drive-in was opened in 2014. But it is actually the renovated Roadium Drive-in that was opened on this spot in 1947. So another drive-i...more about Paramount Twin Drive-in

Recently Closed Drive-ins

Harbor Drive-in
E. 32nd Street and National City Boulevard
National City, CA 91950

The Harbor Drive-in original opened in 1949. But the mid 1990's it was in financial trouble. However, the swap meets they held there helped pay the...more about Harbor Drive-in
Aero Drive-in
1470 East Broadway
El Cajon, CA 92021

The Aero Drive-in was closed in 1999.more about Aero Drive-in
Valley Drive-in
3480 W. Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92058

The Valley Drive-in was originally opened in 1966 as a solo screen. Another screen was added in 1969 to make it a dual screen theater. And then in 1...more about Valley Drive-in
Hi-Way 39 Drive-in
7901 Trask Avenue
Westminster, CA 92683

When the Hi-Way 39 Drive-in opened in 1955, it was one of the largest in America, and the largest in Southern California, with it amazing 1600 car cap...more about Hi-Way 39 Drive-in
Santa Fe Springs Drive-in
13963 Alondra Blvd
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

Before the Santa Ana (I-5) Highway came through these parts in 1948, all you found in this area were dairy farms and orange groves. But a parcel of 1...more about Santa Fe Springs Drive-in
South Bay Drive-in
20151 South Main Street
Carson, CA 90745

Fiesta 4 Drive-in
8462 Whittier Boulevard
Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Like many of the Pacific area drive-ins of the time, the Fiesta Drive-in had a large mural painted on the back of the screen for those passing to enjo...more about Fiesta 4 Drive-in

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