Spruce Four Drive-In

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

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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).

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 October 6, 2018 at 6:54 am

Closed in 1986. 1500 cars.

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.

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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?

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.

JasonBalch on March 30, 2006 at 3:15 pm

Operated by Syufy/Century Theatres