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From 1958 until 1983 Hwy 17 (from San Jose to Oakland) was also known as the Nimitz Freeway, hence the name of the drive in.
Approx. address for this drive-in was 44000 Christy St.
BTW, this was open past ‘73. My father worked at the GM plant across the highway (then known as Hwy 17).
1979 aerial at View link
Yeah, two satellite photos, one map photo and a nice photo of a car with a portion of one screen in the background. Where are the photos of the drive-in itself?
There are some photos on drive-ins.com:
The dragstrip scenes in American Graffitti 2 were filmed at the Fremont Dragstrip down the street. Ironically, the drive-in was closed by then.
Update—A new shopping center is now on the drive-in site.
The Nimitz was featured as a background in the Dragstrip scenes in “American Graphitti 2”.
This Drive-in was operated by the Enea Brothers, who owned numerous Drive-ins and movie houses throughout the Bay Area. If you’re driving around in Northern California, and you see the Enea name on a shopping center or complex, you can bet that the site once housed a theatre or Drive-in.