Palo Alto Automovie

1098 Amarillo Avenue,
Palo Alto, CA 94303

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Previous Names: Peninsula Drive-In

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Palo Alto Automovie

The Penninsula Drive-In opened on May 14, 1947 with Shirley Temple in “Kiss and Tell”. It had a capacity for 550 cars. In 1950 it was renamed Palo Alto Automovie and was operated by United California Theatres Inc. This drive-in closed in 1975 and the land was used as part of Greer Park.

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 26, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Thanks again Mike.

jwmovies
jwmovies on November 6, 2012 at 5:10 am

Approx. location for this drive-in was Amarillo & Tanland. The screen and entrance about 2 blocks west of Bayshore/Hwy 101.

Susan
Susan on May 16, 2013 at 11:40 am

I grew up near this drive-in. The screen was close to and very visible from Highway 101. At night it was always fun to get a glimpse of the movie on the big screen when driving by!

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on May 16, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Uploaded 1948 and 1968 aerials!!

Ncoast707
Ncoast707 on July 22, 2017 at 7:18 pm

Does anyone out there know why the little kiddie’s rides were never operating there? I went to this Drive In many times with my parents from the late 1950’s through the 1960’s and with friends in the late 1960’s, and never did I see the rides open.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 6, 2018 at 5:11 am

Opened on 14/5/1947 as Peninsula Drive-in with “Kiss and tell”. Renamed Palo Alto Drive-in in 1950. Closed in 1975.

stevenj
stevenj on July 18, 2021 at 5:05 pm

Recently found a 1967 ad in one of the local peninsula newspapers and posted it in photos. In 1967 it was called the Palo Alto Automovie. The Oregon Expressway turnoff from the Bayshore Freeway mentioned in the ad is just north of the actual location of the drive in.

jwmovies
jwmovies on March 18, 2022 at 11:35 am

FYI Greer Park in Palo Alto is located at

1098 Amarillo Avenue, Palo Alto CA 94303. Thanks!

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