Studio Drive-In

5250 Sepulveda Boulevard,
Culver City, CA 90230

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STUDIO DRIVE IN THEATRE in Culver City entrance

The Studio Drive-In opened August 26, 1948 and was independently operated. It was taken over by Pacific Theatres in April 1952. Closed in 1993, it was demolished in September 1998.

Contributed by G.E. Nordell

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 31, 2009 at 9:17 am

The related links site is defunct and should be removed.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on June 17, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Was this known as the Cina-Car Drive-In at one point? Can’t imagine Culver City having two drive-ins.

drb
drb on October 5, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Found this among my photos:

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on April 22, 2015 at 6:57 pm

Recent article with marquee photo from premiere of “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”, 1985. Copy & paste to view.

http://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/2015/04/09/movies-that-shaped-me-pee-wees-big-adventure/

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on April 22, 2015 at 6:58 pm

Undated aerial photo added courtesy of Brent N Lois Melander.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 19, 2016 at 1:35 am

The drive-in scenes in the movie Grease were filmed at the Pickwick drive-in, not the Studio Drive-in.

Element02
Element02 on May 30, 2017 at 6:47 pm

This drive in was used in the movie Jawbreaker, which was released in February of 99. Apparently, the scenes were shot shortly before it’s demolition.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 19, 2018 at 4:40 am

Also called Heart of screenland. Site is now a Holiday Inn.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on November 19, 2018 at 7:47 am

Facebook link with KTLA news coverage of the 1998 demolition.

https://www.facebook.com/24337647532/videos/10156290437702533/?hc_location=ufi

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