Palo Alto Drive-In

Amarillo Avenue and Tanland Drive,
Palo Alto, CA 94303

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Palo Alto Drive-In

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 Drive-In 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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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 26, 2010 at 6:24 pm

I have it parking 500 cars and in 1956 it was owned by WESTERN drive-in Theatres inc.

TLSLOEWS on May 26, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Thanks again Mike.

jwmovies on November 6, 2012 at 8:10 am

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

Susan on May 16, 2013 at 2:40 pm

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 3:05 pm

Uploaded 1948 and 1968 aerials!!

Ncoast707 on July 22, 2017 at 10:18 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 on October 6, 2018 at 8:11 am

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

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