Stadium Drive-In

15501 E. 14th Street,
San Leandro, CA 94578

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Stadium Drive-In

Located off E. 14th Street near the Bayfair Mall, the Stadium Auto Movie was opened February 12, 1948. This drive-in, along with the neighboring Oakland Drive-In, was torn down for retail expansion in the mid-1970’s.

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AndyT
AndyT on January 31, 2008 at 3:14 pm

The bowling alley was the Midway Bowl and there was also a miniature golf course just south of the mall. It was a madhouse on East 14th!

AndyT
AndyT on January 31, 2008 at 3:17 pm

… and also the Bayfair bowl. How could I forget? I must have been a serious film buff even then, as I don’t remember ever going to the Oakland Drive-in, but lots of visits to the Stadium Drive-in.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 3, 2011 at 11:38 am

1958 Aerial photos of the Oakland and Stadium Auto Drive-Ins. Which one is which?
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jwmovies
jwmovies on October 31, 2012 at 5:49 am

Addresses for both Oakland & Stadium Drive-Ins on Driveins.com are incorrect. Approx. address for this drive-in was 15201 E. 14th St. San Leandro, CA 94577.

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I stand by the address I gave AS I PASSED BY THIS DRIVE-IN ALMOST EVERY DAY AS A CHILD AND A TEEN!

The entrance was closer to 150th Ave. than 159th Ave. unlike the Oakland which was literally on top of the Bayfair Shopping Center.

The entrance for Oakland was across the street from Tito’s @ 15508 E. 14th St. Though the Stadium WAS next door, the entrance was further north. The marquees next to each other would have been a distraction.

MichaelECV
MichaelECV on August 18, 2013 at 9:11 pm

From 1970-75 I cruised the strip and parked at the Goodyear Tire store and watch the cars and movies at one time

Bobbalt
Bobbalt on December 18, 2014 at 7:49 pm

What a great triple feature at the Stadium Drive-In the weekend of 9/18/1970, as reported in the Hayward Daily Review. Herschell Gordon Lewis' gore triumvirate, “Blood Feast,” “Two Thousand Maniacs” and “Color Me Blood Red” were featured. Now that’s a drive-in treat!

Anneke9
Anneke9 on January 19, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Sometime in the 60s one of the concession stands burned down. I can’t remember if it was at the Stadium or the Oakland. Does anyone remember?

rivest266
rivest266 on August 5, 2018 at 5:31 pm

This opened on February 12th, 1948. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on September 23, 2018 at 6:04 am

Looks like petrol bowsers under the sign in the above photo?

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