Rosecrans Drive-In

8864 E. Century Boulevard,
Paramount, CA 90723

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sighermike
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.

jwmovies
jwmovies on November 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Address correction: Its just Century Blvd. NOT East.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on June 19, 2010 at 7:37 am

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

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 20, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Pretty big drive-in.

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.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 20, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Here is a January 1976 ad from the LA Times:
http://tinyurl.com/ybb6ofh

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 3, 2009 at 2:51 am

“The Big Combo” was playing at the Rosecrans in March 1955:
http://tinyurl.com/nk7m3g

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 29, 2009 at 12:34 am

Here is an opening day ad from drive-ins.com:
http://tinyurl.com/dzqfrb

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
kencmcintyre on March 28, 2009 at 9:33 pm

“I, Mobster” was playing at the Rosecrans in March 1959. Click on the ad for a better view:
http://tinyurl.com/cr8u4t

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 21, 2008 at 3:40 am

Worked here and the UA Long Beach Marketplace 6. This place could be tough. During the day, they had a swap meet. When I can in, so many speaker poles would be knocked down. Know matter what, you had to be there a couple hours early to fix any shorts in the sound. The business agent had this theater for years, until the swap meet came in. Finally, in 85, I got sent to the OKC Academy to become an FAA radar air traffic controller. That lasted a year until I had a stroke. Guess what, back to the damn drive-in again. The story never ends. sheesh

pincin
pincin on June 9, 2008 at 8:57 am

(Sorry, that should have been “Hwy 39” Drive-In)…

pincin
pincin on June 9, 2008 at 8:54 am

I took photos of this marquee many years ago and have got to find them. I recall it had a mural of racing airplanes (like something out of “The Rocketeer”). I always thought that was curious because there was no airport in that area, at least not that I remember. This theater was on a huge lot and they’ve since built a massive shopping mall centered by a Wal-Mart, which is the same fate as that of the Hwy 59 Drive-In.

tombrueggemann
tombrueggemann on March 15, 2008 at 11:20 pm

This drive-in is featured briefly in the AIP 1958 film Attack of the Puppet People.

William
William on October 1, 2007 at 4:44 pm

The Rosecrans Drive-In was operated by Pacific Theatres.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 1, 2007 at 3:52 pm

“You’re dead to me, Fredo”. From the LA Times, February 1975:
http://tinyurl.com/2emqv2