Lemon Grove Cinema Dine

6800 Federal Boulevard,
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

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Grand opening ad

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This was a San Diego area drive-in theater that opened in 1948 and was demolished in the 1970’s for an automobile dealership. It had space for 650 cars.

The unusual name stems from the fact that it had, for the time, an extensive concession menu and that the speaker poles had intercoms that patrons could use to order food and soft drinks which would be delivered by carhops. The theater also had a miniature golf course.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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CSWalczak on November 24, 2010 at 7:25 am

There is a picture of the Lemon Grove Cinema Dine on p.83 of this online book (you may have to scroll up or down to see it or use the tool at the top of the page): http://tinyurl.com/244x8wh.

There is reminiscence about the theater here: View link and its gallery page at Drive-ins.com has a small picture of the eat-in-your-car menu that will enlarge a bit if clicked upon: http://www.drive-ins.com/gallery/catlemo

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on November 25, 2010 at 8:33 am



Could use more info and photos.

rivest266 on August 9, 2011 at 8:48 am

Picture is at http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials.php?scale=2.88184505225325E-05&lat=32.7392941215329&lon=-117.0549555088&year=1953

It’s gone by 1964.

rivest266 on August 9, 2011 at 8:50 am

Correction, the link povided by CSWalczak states that it closed in 1953.

rivest266 on April 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

This opened on November 22nd, 1947. I posted its grand opening ad.

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