Paramount Twin Drive-In

7770 Rosecrans Avenue,
Paramount, CA 90723

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Paramount Twin Drive-In

Opened on May 21, 1948 by the Modern Amusement Co. as the Roadium Drive-In, when this south Los Angeles area was known as Clearwater. A second screen was added ion April 28, 1971. This drive-in was closed in 1992. It was used as a swap-meet for many years.

The Paramount Twin Drive-In was renovated and reopened April 18, 2014.

Contributed by Robert R

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Chris Utley
Chris Utley on April 14, 2014 at 12:09 am

(Re)Opening Day: Friday April 18, 2014. They announced it today on their FB page.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on April 18, 2014 at 12:12 am

04/15/14 article about the Paramount.

http://www.presstelegram.com/business/20140415/paramount-drive-in-getting-a-first-class-reopening

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on April 26, 2014 at 12:58 pm

First time visit was last night (where I was welcomed with a TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR in the middle of the flick!). Considerably smaller than the other 4 LA area accessible D/I’s, but clean, well staffed and yummy popcorn. Digital projection is nice and bright and no static interference from the FM radio sound.

Once more folks realize that this spot has reopened, it’s going to be a MONSTER! Heck, with a little reconstruction of their surrounding perimeter walls, they can fit another screen! Maybe 2 more!

KenLayton
KenLayton on April 26, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Are they open 7 days a week or just Fri-Sat-Sun right now?

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on April 26, 2014 at 8:35 pm

7 days a week. All the LA accessible D/I’s run 7 days a week.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on February 5, 2017 at 9:23 am

This could be the drive-in seen at begining of “Mission Impossible”(season 1, episode 28 – The Psychic), where Dan Briggs(Steven Hill) driving into the drive-in to get audio message from the drive-in speaker and photos and instructions waiting for him behind the drive-in speaker on the post. There was no sign to show the name of the drive-in theatre, but it’s the nearest drive-in to the old Desilu Studios(taken over by Paramount Studios in 1967, the same year as the episode). There was one(or maybe films seen on the(marquee?) on top of the ticket booths as Dan Briggs drove in the drive-in theatre.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on February 5, 2017 at 4:41 pm

DavidZ, thanks for the article link. It says the place opened as the Paramount, but don’t be fooled. Every contemporary reference I’ve seen calls it the Roadium. The article mentions that “it shut down in 1992,” so that might be a good closing date.

Joe Pinney
Joe Pinney on August 6, 2018 at 11:48 pm

The correct address for this drive-in is 7770 Rosecrans, Paramount, CA 90723

rivest266
rivest266 on October 22, 2019 at 6:55 pm

There were two Roadium Drive-Ins, 2400 Redondo Beach in Torrance, which opened on September 8th, 1950 and this location opening as Roadium Drive-In on May 21st, 1948 and renamed Paramount Drive-In on July 13th, 1961 to avoid confusion.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 4, 2019 at 5:42 pm

2nd screen opened on April 28th, 1971.

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