Capitol 6 Drive-In & Public Market

3630 Hillcap Avenue,
San Jose, CA 95136

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antoniomontana
antoniomontana on August 17, 2013 at 11:48 pm

The Syufys installed digital projectors a while back so the drive in will remain open following the transition to all digital media in Dec 2013.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 26, 2012 at 5:12 am

Added aerial from 1980.

scifi1972
scifi1972 on January 21, 2011 at 3:01 am

Here’s an aerial view of the indoor & drive-in. View link

scifi1972
scifi1972 on January 21, 2011 at 2:49 am

I can’t find the theater on Cinema Treasures, but I was at the flea market today and noticed the indoor Century Capitol 16 that was built adjacent to the drive-in in 1990 has closed. It appears to have closed in October. View link

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on September 28, 2010 at 11:02 am

This theater just hosted the Hot San Jose Nights Car Show & Event. They ran the movie “American Graffiti”, and Candy Clark who played Debbie in the film made a personal appearance.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 4, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Thanks for the photo Lost Memory.

scottfavareille
scottfavareille on June 8, 2007 at 11:57 am

West Wind Drive-Ins are owned by the Syufy family. Syufy was the original owner of the Century Theaters chain, which has since been sold to Cinemark Theaters. The Syufys decided to keep the drive-ins.

Syufy has done a 180 degree change of direction in the recent past. A few years ago, they planned to phase out all of their drive-ins, but have decided now to keep their drive-ins operating. (And one, the Solano 1 & 2 in Concord they re-opened as a drive-in just a month ago!)

At one time San Jose had numerous drive-ins, this is the sole survivor. (Syufy also owned the following in Santa Clara County: The Moffett & the Winchester, both long gone.)