3560 W. Century Boulevard,
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Opened on July 2, 1949 with Kirk Douglas in “Champion” & Lon McCallister “The Big Cat”. The Century Drive-In was a single screen theatre, operated by Pacific Theatres with a capacity for 918 cars. The rear of the screen tower had a mural with a nautical theme. There was a childrens playground which was equipped with gymnastic equipment.
It was used in the mid-1950’s to test and show the public the new form of entertainment called "CINERAMA". They used three trailers as the three diffrent projection booths (Abel,Baker,Charlie). In the mid-1960’s, it began screening Cinerama films.
The Century Drive-In was twinned in the 1970’s. It was demolished in 1984 and a Costco & Home Depot industrial park was built on the site.
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