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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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 30, 2008 at 4:53 am

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
monika on December 15, 2008 at 3:04 am

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 31, 2009 at 5:17 pm

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
kencmcintyre on March 31, 2009 at 5:17 pm

The related links site is defunct and should be removed.

MagicLantern
MagicLantern on June 18, 2010 at 12:35 am

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 6, 2010 at 12:04 am

Found this among my photos:

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on April 23, 2015 at 2:57 am

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 23, 2015 at 2:58 am

Undated aerial photo added courtesy of Brent N Lois Melander.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 19, 2016 at 9:35 am

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

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