Spruce Four Drive-In

55 S. Spruce Avenue,
South San Francisco, CA 94080

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Previously operated by: Century Theatres, Syufy Enterprises

Previous Names: Spruce Drive-In

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Spruce 4 June 7 1983

The Spruce Drive-In opened on May 10. 1966 1966. A second screen was added on January 14, 1970. Located on South Spruce Avenue, near Railroad Street and Canal Street. It was closed in 1986 and was replaced by an industrial park.

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JasonBalch on March 30, 2006 at 3:15 pm

Operated by Syufy/Century Theatres

domino1003 on April 28, 2007 at 6:02 pm

I remember growing up and hitting the drive-ins. The Spruce was so cool. It had a playground, so during the intermission we would go play on the slides and swings (Wearing our pajamas!). It was sad that it closed.

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Drive-In 54 on August 6, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Could this DI may have been named the Starlite DI when it opened?

rivest266 on August 12, 2018 at 9:28 am

This opened in 1966 and got its 2nd screen on January 14th, 1970. 1970 ad in the photo section.

davidcoppock on October 6, 2018 at 6:54 am

Closed in 1986. 1500 cars.

MichaelKilgore on May 16, 2020 at 11:32 am

A note on March 4, 2013 in the San Mateo Daily Journal gave us the opening date: “On May 10, 1966, the Spruce Drive-In opened behind the South San Francisco Lumber Co. at 55 Spruce Ave. The South San Francisco Fire Department has a facility there now.”

davidcoppock on May 17, 2020 at 12:52 am

The South San Francisco Fire Department was seen on a few episodes of the tv series “Mythbusters”. On 14/1/1970 the pre-opening was opened with on screen 1(Spruce 1) with “On her majesty’s secret service” and a free party on screen 2(Spruce 2)(no movie screening).

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