South Gate Drive-In

5131 Firestone Boulevard,
South Gate, CA 90280

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Ron Pierce
Ron Pierce on October 28, 2018 at 3:21 am

After a studio preview on March 14, 1950, regular runs began on March 15.

First listed in LA Times under Pacific Drive-In Theatres banner March 7, 1956.

As mentioned it was previously operated by Aladdin Drive-In Theatres

jblewis17 on July 30, 2014 at 3:22 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.

TLSLOEWS on July 6, 2010 at 11:14 am

Nice photo of the screen tower ken mc.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 18, 2010 at 11:47 am

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.

kencmcintyre on February 18, 2010 at 4:39 pm

“Hell Squad” was playing at the South Gate in October 1958:

kencmcintyre on March 28, 2009 at 5:49 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.

kencmcintyre on March 28, 2009 at 5:45 pm

“Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox” was playing at the drive-in back in March 1976, per this LA Times ad:

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 20, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Been There – Done That

kencmcintyre on April 12, 2008 at 7:20 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.