San Pablo Auto Movies

13224 San Pablo Avenue,
Richmond, CA 94805

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San Pablo Auto Movie

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The San Pablo Auto Movies was operating by 1955 in Richmond, California. It was at the corner of San Pablo Dam Road and San Pablo Avenue. They gave miniature train rides to all the kids before the movie would start. The train was located at the bottom of the movie screen. It was operated by United California Theatres Inc. and was closed prior to 1960.

A shopping center now sits on the site.

Contributed by billspain

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William on March 5, 2009 at 4:29 pm

The Drive-In was operated by United California Theatres, Inc. during the 1960’s, that company became United Artists Theatres, Inc. . The company listing has it in San Pablo, California. It’s car capacity was 750.

JohnRice on May 3, 2014 at 11:16 am

The San Pablo Auto Movies opened on July 29, 1953 with a dual projector 3-D presentation of Paramount’s “Sangaree” with “Roar of the Crowd” (in flat 2-D) as the second feature.

This was a very nice drive in with nice facilities and a big wide CinemaScope screen, easily the best in the Richmond-San Pablo-El Cerrito area when it opened.

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