Pico Drive-In

10860 W. Pico Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90064

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DavidZornig on December 11, 2016 at 11:28 am

Address should be corrected to read 10860 W. Pico Blvd. Evidence is in the image posted 04/17/15.

DavidZornig on August 23, 2014 at 6:03 am

Pacific Drive-In print ad or matchbook cover added to Photos Section.

LarryFM on May 15, 2014 at 8:46 am

I’ve found a “gem” of a photograph of this drive-in theatre at the website below! The detail of the photo is amazing, and I’m wondering if this was taken the same day or week of its grand opening? Enjoy!


kencmcintyre on July 17, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Here is an LA Times ad from January 1938:

kencmcintyre on November 27, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Here is a 1938 photo from Life Magazine:

kencmcintyre on October 25, 2008 at 4:25 pm

From the LA Times, July 29, 1934:

The Auto Drive-In Theater, which Rian James, producer, and Karl Freund, director, are to sponsor, will probably be located in Santa Monica. The theater which they plan is patterned after the one in Camden, NJ, and is graded in such a way that persons parked in everycar in the parking space may see the show.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 18, 2008 at 4:37 pm

It was Clifford Balch who designed this theatre, according to Southwest Builder & Contractor of July 27, 1934.

dhill01 on April 1, 2008 at 6:25 pm

I assume this drive in was on the south west corner, same the the Picwood Theatre? Or was it on the South East corner? …former location of the Westland Shopping Center and current location of the Westside Pavillion.

kencmcintyre on May 3, 2007 at 9:46 am

A 12 plex is opening soon on this site.

William on October 8, 2002 at 1:03 pm

The Drive-In theatre opened on Sept. 9th 1934.

William on October 8, 2002 at 11:44 am

The above picture is from the old Drive-In theatre. The Drive-In opened in the 30’s and lasted till the 40’s at Pico and Westwood Blvd. Soon a new walk-in theatre would open around 1948 called the Picwood Theatre. The Olympic opened at Olympic and Bundy in West Los Angeles. The Olympic Drive-In closed on Oct. 14, 1973. On the comment below moviemanforever states the mural as two skiers moving a ski slope. That mural of the two skiers Tri-City D/In Two Skiers Van Nuys D/In Spanish Horsemen nr spanish house Vermont D/In Woman surrounded by bird & trees Whittier D/In Spanish Dancer

All of the above murals are just memories near. Other Pacific Drive-Ins had Neon signs .