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FYI Mike everything Warners and Disney filmed especially in 60’s through the 80’s was filmed in the Hollywood Hills or Burbank sound stages. Same with MGM Columbia and Culver City, Paramount and Melrose West Hollywood. For example in Mommie, Joan Crawford drove to Culver Blvd. to meet with Mayer, in reality Faye Dunaway drove to 5555 Melrose Ave. as the sctual movie was a Paramount Picture. It’s all made up, fairytales, etc.
AKA the cave AKA the crown AKA the informal home of all Lucasfilm and Paramount movies. All Star Wars and Indy Jonss films played here from A New Hope and Raiders to Attack of Clones. The Screen was massive slightly curved (think Northpoint & Cinema 150 not the Centurys) and the curtains were very impressive. Saw the original Top Gun'86 and Star Trek ‘79 here…Great times to be had by all! Excellent job The Cave! RIP mighty one! 😇😘
BTW the Loma Prieta Earthquake brought the house down this one! LITERALLY! RIP COL! 😇😇😔
FYI like the Lumiere (main screen), this too had hardwood floors! You could hear footsteps a mile away it was so loud. The Metro, The Col, The Vogue, The Surf, The Stonestown Twin and The Royal had the same problem.
I saw the SF premieres of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (The reopening of a single screen and met Stan Winston annd Dennis Muren to boot!) and The Silence of the Lambs with my younger brother (World Premiere BTW!) Excellent theater! The acoustics were astounding! The concession stand awas tiny but who cares? The entire auditorium was bathed in emerald colors of various shades I kid you not! I remembered this one like the back of my hand! RIP old Al! You were one of the greatest cinemas in America! 😇😔
The above information is once again incorrect.
This theater was located at 5200 Riverside Ave, San Pablo, CA 94806. Conta Costa was the entrance. THIS has nothing to with the shopping center to the west of this location OR Ventura Avenue. Per Historical Aerials in 1959. The screen was located in the NW corner west of Contra Costa…please update.
Correction to my previous post…
The actual address where the entrance road was located is 4600 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93308 now a self storage facility north of said motel now not Quality Inn…Please update.
FYI The Virgin Queen came out in 1955.
The address for this drive-in was 7000 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99208. Now a storage facility. Please update.
Now Cerus Medical Equipment Corp. Please update.
Yet another correction: The aforementioned shooping center no longer exists! An empty field I’m afraid…
FYI Sunnyvale D/I is now Willowbend Townhomes. The Fair Oaks D/I is now Encasa Townhomes. Please update.
Today still empty. The warehouse to the east demolished still vacant. Shame really…😠
AGAIN CHRIS FOR THE UMPTEENTH TIME: Historical Aerials and Google Maps can be your friends too! A little research goes a long way…FYI satisfaction brought this cat back! Now back to our regularly scheduled program already in progress 😁🤣
Update: Airway Centre which replaced this drive-in is now permanently closed.
See AMC Covina 30/17 for more details…
Interesting. Speaking of competition: CityWalk Orlando is a Cinemark but CityWalk Los Angeles/Hollywood is AMC! Disney Springs is AMC but the largest multiplex down the street from Disneland in Anaheim/Orange is Century Cinemark! FYI.
The photo above is incorrect. That is the Stadium D/I next door to Todd’s TV Repair. This drive in was further west now the shopping center that contains Ross. The Stadium is now Lucky’s Supermarket. FYI. If I can recall, the Oakland was larger and stretched back to Bay Fair Shopping Center (now mall)
FYI Al Parker AKA Andrew Okun died in 1992 2 months after his 40th birthday. Steve Taylor his aforementioned lover circa 1980 died in 1987…😔
Giles 3 auditoriums at both this location and Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara. FYI. 😍
Another correction: THIS along with the elementary school next to it is in Lauderhill NOT Fort Lauderdale! Same zip code. Please update.
Correction: Thanks to several hurricanes, the growing vagrant population, vandalism, the ever expanding flea market and the aforementioned fire in April 2022,
THIS DRIVE-IN NOW HAS 8 SCREENS!
Along with the somewhat famous Peter Pan Woodland Lodge next door (the drive-in was named after the lodge), both now part of the eastern extension of Big Bear Airport.
The address for this drive-in was 675 Greenway Drive, Big Bear, CA 92314. Please update.
The actual address for this drive-in was 39515 Big Bear Boulevard Big Bear Lake, CA 92315. Believe it or not, after more than 40 years most ramps are still visible!
FYI The building east of this location (also medical offices) was the additional 4 screens…BUT Harkins beat SoCal to it! Besides Chino Avenue isn’t as congested as Grand Avenue so there you have it folks!