Pico Drive-In

10850 W. Pico Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90064

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meheuck
meheuck on July 18, 2009 at 2:54 am

The Westside Pavillion theatre was operated by Landmark, not by Laemmle.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 17, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Here is an LA Times ad from January 1938:
http://tinyurl.com/mh95lv

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 7, 2009 at 1:22 pm

This site claims that the Drive-In Theatre was later known as the Pico Drive-In. There is a 1935 flyer on that site explaining the new sound system. The sound will be distributed directly thru your radiator. I’d like to know how they accomplished that.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 27, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Here is a 1938 photo from Life Magazine:
http://tinyurl.com/5sddjp

kencmcintyre
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
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
kencmcintyre on May 3, 2007 at 9:46 am

A 12 plex is opening soon on this site.

William
William on October 8, 2002 at 1:03 pm

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

William
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 .