Indio Twin Drive-In

83791 Date Avenue,
Indio, CA 92201

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Indio Twin Drive-In

The Coachello Valley Drive-In was opened April 12, 1952. By 1955 it was operated by F and E Theatre Co. and Affiliated Theatres. By 1957 it had been renamed Indio Drive-In and was one of many theaters owned by Robert L. Lippert Theatres Inc. It had a capacity for around 600 cars. It was later twinned. The address above is the “modern” location where this drive-in was located. I couldn’t find much information on it, so I hope that other members here can help to fill in the blanks.

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 29, 2005 at 4:47 am

Is this the same Robert L. Lippert, film producer/distributor of many noted B-productions?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 9, 2005 at 1:47 pm

There was also a drive-in in the Palm Springs area, which is now gone. The pictures are from the same website:

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MrWillM
MrWillM on March 9, 2010 at 10:44 am

Living in Indio in the 70s, we spent many nights at the Drive-In. During warm weather, sitting in Lawn Chairs and Drinking Beer there and at the one in Palm Springs.

What was the name of the Drive-In Theater in Cathedral City on Hwy 111 which was the best in the area during the 70s ?

MrWillM
MrWillM on March 9, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Answering my own question, it was the Sun-Aire.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Uploaded Goggle Earth 1996. All the links are broken.

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 13, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 83-791 Date Avenue.

Now Martha’s Kitchen and Village. This property was put to good use after the drive-in closed.

Calderon_123
Calderon_123 on October 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Hey jwmovies i am curently a employee here at what is now Marthas Village& Kitchen. Ive have not only heard alot of stories of deaths here but i have experienced alot of paranormal activities in the last few months. Is there any old news or activities that happened on this property.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on December 26, 2019 at 10:05 am

Boxoffice, April 19, 1952: “Jack Zamsky and associates opened their 500-car Coachella Drive-In near Indio Saturday (12) with Jack Anderson as manager.”

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on February 20, 2020 at 9:03 am

Another name to add between Coachella and Indio Twin comes from Boxoffice, June 1984: “Sterling Recreation Organization has announced that the recently acquired Indio Twin Drive-In theatre began operation on March 23. The drive-in theatre, located in Indio, was formerly the Kay Donna Drive-In and has been totally refurbished by SRO.”

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