Studio Drive-In

5250 Sepulveda Boulevard,
Culver City, CA 90230

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STUDIO DRIVE IN THEATRE in Culver City entrance

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Contributed by G.E. Nordell

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unihikid on March 25, 2008 at 8:52 am

i dont really think it was an eyesore,i mean it was great to see it when everything around it were shopping malls.another thing that i rememeber were the trees surrounding really was a nice place,its hard to imagine that all thoese tiny houses now occupy the site.

kencmcintyre on April 29, 2008 at 8:53 pm

Hard to believe that this theater has been closed for almost fifteen years. They did cram a lot of shoebox-size houses into the space.

monika on December 14, 2008 at 7:04 pm

This was also where the drive-in scenes from “Grease” were filmed, as well as the aforementioned “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure”.

kencmcintyre on March 31, 2009 at 9:17 am

If you enter the address in this site, you will see aerial photos from 1948 to the present. In the first shot Culver City is farmland, and the theater is under construction. Over the years you see the area developing. In the contemporary photos there is no trace of the drive-in.
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kencmcintyre on March 31, 2009 at 9:17 am

The related links site is defunct and should be removed.

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 on October 5, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Found this among my photos:

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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.

DavidZornig on April 22, 2015 at 6:58 pm

Undated aerial photo added courtesy of Brent N Lois Melander.

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