Long Beach Drive-In

Santa Fe Avenue & W. Wardlow Road,
Long Beach, CA 90810

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davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 13, 2015 at 5:11 am

According to the Chips wiki episode guide for (season 1,episode 8-green thumb burglar.),the drive in theatre was also used in(season 3,episode 11-return of the supercycle.),but that episode guide says that was Sepulveda drive in theatre. In (season 1,episode 8.),you briefly see just before the police chase enters the drive in theatre lot,you briefly see the sign for the Long Beach(drive in?).

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on March 11, 2015 at 7:09 am

davidcoppock…Thanks for clearing that up. I saw the episode a while back and wondering myself.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 11, 2015 at 4:25 am

the drive in was seen in the television series Chips (Season 1,episode 8 – Green thumb burglar.) the green thumb burglars were chased by Ponch and Baker into the drive in near the end of the episode and arrested after chasing through the fence and into the playground near the screen.

DebraLea
DebraLea on November 11, 2013 at 2:45 am

oh it was on Wardlow Rd & Santa Fe Ave,

DebraLea
DebraLea on November 11, 2013 at 2:37 am

if wanted we spent every night at the Long Beach Drive-In. my best friend’s mother was the snack bar manager back in 65&66. we’d get to go up on the deck of snack bar roof to watch the movies. we were 15 & 16 them years and i have to say they were some of my happiest days, or evenings. they made my best memories of my teen days.

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Approx. location for this drive-in was Santa Fe Ave. & what is now Warnock Way (the former entrance).

rivest266
rivest266 on August 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm

This opened on July 6th, 1955 as the Long Beach Super Drive-In. Grand opening ad in photo section.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 10, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Here is a December 1977 ad from the Long Beach Independent:
http://tinyurl.com/pbeumq

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 26, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Here is a May 1973 ad from the LA Times:
http://tinyurl.com/c6qq23