Foster Road Drive-in

11501 S.E. Foster Road,
Portland, OR 97266

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Foster Road Drive-in

The Foster Road Drive-In opened on December 3, 1969 with a capacity of 1,800 cars. The opening program was Peter Fonda in “The Trip”, Susan Strasberg in “Psych-Out”, Fabian in “Maryjane”, Aldo Ray in “Riot on Sunset Strip” & George Montgomery in “Hallucination Generation”. It expanded to 3 screens for the beginning of the 1974 season, set to open March 15th of that year. The main screen tower measured 50' by 100' while the two smaller screens were 40' by 80'. With the new field layout, the main field held 800 cars and the other 2 had 400 each. There were 2 new projection booths built as well, since they placed those screens on opposite sides of the property. The snack bar was a large cinder block building, 80' by 50'. A cafeteria style set-up with many cashier stations to choose from.

The Foster Road Drive-In was a Tom Moyer Luxury Theater and the first multi screen drive-in in the state. It closed in 1998 and was demolished to make room for an industrial park the next year.

Contributed by Steve Swanson

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rivest266
rivest266 on August 2, 2012 at 4:20 pm

This opened on December 3rd, 1969. Grand opening ad in photo section.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 3, 2018 at 12:24 pm

Opened with “The trip”, “Psych-out”, “Mary jane”, “Riot on Sunset Strip” and “Hallucination generation”. 1800 cars.

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