Rosecrans Drive-In

8864 E. Century Boulevard,
Paramount, CA 90723

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Rosecrans Drive-In

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Opened in 1954, this was later triplexed and was demolished in 1993. The 1981 IMPA lists the capacity as 1,600 cars, so it must have been a sizable piece of property.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 28, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Pacific’s Rosecrans Drive-In opened July 1, 1954, according to Boxoffice Magazine’s issue of July 10 that year.

kencmcintyre on March 29, 2009 at 12:34 am

Here is an opening day ad from

kencmcintyre on September 3, 2009 at 2:51 am

“The Big Combo” was playing at the Rosecrans in March 1955:

kencmcintyre on February 20, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Here is a January 1976 ad from the LA Times:

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 18, 2010 at 8:43 pm

In my 1956 motion picture almanac it has the drive-in listed but no capacity or owner listed one of the few i have come across like that.

TLSLOEWS on April 20, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Pretty big drive-in.

MagicLantern on June 19, 2010 at 7:37 am

Now a WalMart and an Albertsons on the site – pretty big drive-in indeed.

jwmovies on November 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Address correction: Its just Century Blvd. NOT East.

sighermike on April 8, 2013 at 11:19 pm

I remember seeing Teen Wolf, Fright Night, E.T., Back To The Future, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Crocodile Dundee, The Karate Kid, Ghost Busters, Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom, etc. All at this theater in the early mid 80’s. I wish Drive-ins were still a thing. I’m glad the Van Buren Drive-in out in Riverside is still open. My kids have now had the drive-in experience and today it’s still just as much fun as it was when I was a kid.

If I recall correctly, because we went to different ones, this drive-in had a playground in it for the kids. I remember watching one movie with my parents and looking at the screen behind us to watch one of the Friday the 13th movies. —Great memories.

Kenmore on May 4, 2015 at 4:01 am

The Rosecrans Drive-In was seen in the film, “Attack of the Puppet People”. The back of the drive-in screen is seen around the 18:50 mark of the film.

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