South Gate Drive-In

5131 Firestone Boulevard,
South Gate, CA 90280

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South Gate Drive-In

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The South Gate Drive-In was opened prior to 1950. It was located at Firestone Boulevard at Atlantic Avenue, and was operated by Berman Theatres.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 12, 2008 at 10:20 pm

I drove by this location today. It’s heavy industrial, and looks like it has been for some time. I’m not sure where the drive-in would have been, unless it was off to the back somewhere.

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 20, 2008 at 11:26 pm

Been There – Done That

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 28, 2009 at 8:45 pm

“Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox” was playing at the drive-in back in March 1976, per this LA Times ad:
http://tinyurl.com/d8sb6c

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 28, 2009 at 8:49 pm

If you enter the address on this site, you can see the drive-in back in 1972 and the 1950s. It was set back from Firestone Boulevard, as I suspected.
http://tinyurl.com/ddtd55

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 18, 2010 at 7:39 pm

“Hell Squad” was playing at the South Gate in October 1958:
http://tinyurl.com/kwplqt

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 18, 2010 at 2:47 pm

It was a rather large Drive-in parking 850 cars and the SOUTH GATE DRIVE-In was owned by ALADDIN DRIVE-IN THEATRE INC. All this in 1956.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 6, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Nice photo of the screen tower ken mc.

jblewis17
jblewis17 on July 30, 2014 at 6:22 pm

I graduated from South Gate High in 1954. I took my girlfriend to the drive in in 1952, in my 1938 Chey coupe. I only went there a few times because she became an usher at the Vogue, and I was always let in for free when she was working. Fond memories of South Gate. I new was torn down in the 80’s, but I don’t remember what year.

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