104th Street Drive-In

SE Powell Boulevard & SE 108th Avenue,
Portland, OR 97266

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rivest266
rivest266 on August 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm

This opened on September 16th, 1959. It’s grand opening ad has been uploaded in the photo page for this drive-in.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 23, 2010 at 10:06 pm

It was either that or they had enough of theatre employees from other theatre chains changing their Marquee. I had it done to me by the gang from NATIONAL HILLS,redoing the Marquee at COLUMBIA 1 and 2 which served me right because several months earlier me and some Plitt Theatre guys rode to the HILLTOP DRIVE -in And Changed their Marquee to something I cannnot print on CT. Don’t you love the real Theatre business 1974-80.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Thats what I thought.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 23, 2010 at 2:28 pm

I think they were trying to save it.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 23, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Wonder why they have the cage around the marquee?

DrSpaceman
DrSpaceman on July 16, 2009 at 7:55 am

I saw “Dr Jekyle & Ms. Hyde and Batman Forever here, I think in 1995. There were multiple screens.

The lot is now used for storing the local carnival’s trailers. Also I think that large metal storage buildings have been put on the property.

chspringer
chspringer on June 17, 2008 at 6:48 pm

The 104th had the largest screen in Portland when it was built. 125 feet wide. Unfortunately, the picture was alway a bit dim. In later years the theater was divided and a smaller screen added. After it closed, the small screen from the twin was moved to the 99w in Newberg to replace the screen that had been damaged during a wind storm.