Lakewood Drive-In

2120 E. Carson Street,
Long Beach, CA 90807

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Lakewood Drive-In

The Lakewood Drive-In was opened in 1948. If I can remember correctly, this drive-in was located on Carson Street on the border of Lakewood and Long Beach. It had a sail boat painted on the screen.

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Neurosturgeon on June 13, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I believe it was during a visit to the Lakewood Drive-In that we were given rain-out tickets because of a fire at Hancock Oil caused the cars and the screen to become covered in oil. I was only about 3 years old, so it would have been about 1957.

At that age, I think I rated drive-ins by the quality of the playgrounds.

jwmovies on October 18, 2012 at 11:10 am

Above address will not map correctly. Use 2250 E. Carson Street. Ralph’s is where the drive-in stood.

jamesgreenfield2 on March 16, 2013 at 1:12 pm

The Lakewood Drive-in was located at Carson and Lakewood Blvd, across from Douglas Aircraft and just west from Cal-Bowl just beyond the railroad tracks, (tho I never in 35 years saw any train on the tracts). The Los Altos Drive-in was located on Bellflower Blvd where Worthington Ford now sits. The Circle Drive-in was located at the traffic circle in Long Beach, Ca. near where Java Lanes once stood on Pacific Coast Hwy.

monroe jones
monroe jones on August 12, 2013 at 11:51 pm

This is where I fell in love with Horror movies. I went here when I was a child to see Friday the 13th with my parents and sister. It was great and it opened my mind to horror movies.

ThomasJohn on September 29, 2013 at 7:02 am

The Lakewood Drive In was at Carson and Cherry – the Lakewood walk-in was in the little shopping area at Carson and Lakewood.

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Drive-In 54 on October 10, 2013 at 10:49 pm

This the correct address: 2120 E Carson St, Long Beach, CA 90807 ‎

Auggie97 on April 16, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Joe it was at Carson and Paramount. I went there several times, it is now a WALMART.

rivest266 on December 20, 2014 at 9:11 am

August 26th, 1948 grand opening ad in photo section.

davidcoppock on October 2, 2018 at 8:16 pm

Opened on 26/8/1948 with “latest news”, “colour cartoons(number and names not mentioned?), "The Green grass of Wyoming”, and Raw deal".

davidcoppock on October 2, 2018 at 9:04 pm

Site is now Long Beach Town Square.

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