Studio Drive-In

5250 Sepulveda Boulevard,
Culver City, CA 90230

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Previously operated by: Pacific Theatres

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STUDIO DRIVE IN THEATRE in Culver City entrance

The Studio Drive-In opened August 26, 1948 with Jack Carson in “Romance on the High Seas” & Deanna Durbin in “Up in Central Park” and was independently operated. It was taken over by Pacific Theatres in April 1952. Closed in 1993, it was demolished in September 1998.

Contributed by G.E. Nordell

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DavidZornig on April 22, 2015 at 6:58 pm

Undated aerial photo added courtesy of Brent N Lois Melander.

davidcoppock on April 19, 2016 at 1:35 am

The drive-in scenes in the movie Grease were filmed at the Pickwick drive-in, not the Studio Drive-in.

Element02 on May 30, 2017 at 6:47 pm

This drive in was used in the movie Jawbreaker, which was released in February of 99. Apparently, the scenes were shot shortly before it’s demolition.

davidcoppock on October 19, 2018 at 4:40 am

Also called Heart of screenland. Site is now a Holiday Inn.

DavidZornig on November 19, 2018 at 7:47 am

Facebook link with KTLA news coverage of the 1998 demolition.

retroalli on March 17, 2019 at 9:04 pm

This theater is shown in the background of a couple of residential shots in Crime of Passion from 1957.

rivest266 on October 6, 2019 at 2:33 pm

Grand opening ad posted claiming that it was the largest drive-in in the west.

davidcoppock on November 16, 2021 at 11:25 pm

Opened on 27/8/1948 with “Romance on the high seas” and “Up in Central Park”.

davidcoppock on November 16, 2021 at 11:28 pm

Seen briefly in the tv series “Hart to Hart”(series 2, episode 5, ‘Tis the season to be murdered).

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