Hastings Drive-In

445 N. Rosemead Boulevard,
Pasadena, CA 91050

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dallasmovietheaters on July 3, 2015 at 4:23 am

Architected by the drive-in specialists, the Utah firm of Cartright & Wilson, its color-changing sign was both an attraction and distraction. Some cities banned the use of similar color changing signs for traffic safety reasons. Comet Theatre Enterprises Circuit launched the Hastings in 1950 operating it for just five years before moving on.

Jay Harvey
Jay Harvey on August 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm

That was one gigantic drive-in!

marion142 on August 15, 2013 at 6:51 pm

I remember going to this theater with my parents when it first opened. The last time I went was March 1967. It was a wonderful place. They had a playground with swings, etc. for the kids, many of the real little ones were already in their jammies. Good family fun.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Replacing an earlier comment that suffered linkrot:

A photo of the marquee of the Hastings Drive-In during construction, featured as the frontispiece of the Modern Theatre section of Boxoffice, October 7, 1950. An additional photo of the completed marquee by night appears on another page of the same issue.

jwmovies on October 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm

The entrance is now Ethan Allen. Approx. address for this drive-in was 445 North Rosemead Boulevard.

Dublinboyo on October 24, 2007 at 11:27 am

Anybody got photos of this drive in? I’ve lived in the area all my life and never saw it or can recall it.