Oakland Drive-in

15065 E. 14th Street,
San Leandro, CA 94577

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Oakland Drive-in

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The Oakland Drive-In was open by 1955 and was actually located in San Leandro off East 14th Street near the Bayfair Mall. The Stadium Drive-In was its neighbor. In later years, specialized in action fare before closing in the mid-1970’s and the lot turned into more retail.

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CaliforniaKid
CaliforniaKid on December 28, 2003 at 10:44 pm

The Oakland and Stadium Drive ins were wonderful places to go during the summer. They used to show 3 movies and charged $2.00 per car. I used to collect three girls and the four of us stopped by a pizza place to buy an extra large sized pizza and two packs of soda. We hid them in the car trunk and each one of us chipped in 50 cents to pay for the entrance. It was so much fun!

The sites now are nothing but a huge shopping center. The trees are still there.

bruceanthony
bruceanthony on February 28, 2004 at 10:33 pm

The Oakland and the Stadium DI played a number of major films during the 1960’s. In fact it had a day-n-date exlcusive run with the downtown Oakland Roxie of “Whos Afraid of Virginia Wolf?”,after it had played a few weeks. Both of these DI were my favorite DI to see a film.brucec

bruceanthony
bruceanthony on February 28, 2004 at 10:33 pm

The Oakland and the Stadium DI played a number of major films during the 1960’s. In fact it had a day-n-date exlcusive run with the downtown Oakland Roxie of “Whos Afraid of Virginia Wolf?”,after it had played a few weeks. Both of these DI were my favorite DI to see a film.brucec

robertcampbell
robertcampbell on April 15, 2005 at 1:14 am

I loved the Oakland Drive In! I liked it better than the Stadium. The Stadium in the last 60’s was showing goody two shoes first run while the Oakland showed triple bills of the best late 50’s 60’s horror movies. The one triple bill I will never forget was “The Screaming Skull” “Kronos” and “Kon Tiki The Immortal Monster”. The screen on the Oakland was even bigger than the stadium and had big trees bouncing behind it. During the intermission the screen had three huge light bulbs when lit up, would blind your eyes out! They had a timeclock, and played supremes music! It went mild porn for awhile in 1969, playing the same films that were shown at the Fox Oakland! Movies like “all the loving couples” and “carmen baby” It was sad when it was torn down. I can still see the Green Neon Sign saying “drive in theatre”. oh those memories

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 21, 2006 at 10:25 am

The Daily Review of 6/15/64 lists the address as 152nd and E. 14th Street. The phone number was EL 1-7030. The features that day were Boris Karloff in “Black Sabbath”, “House of the Damned” and “The Evil Eye”. The Stadium Auto Movie was listed at 154th and E 14th and had the same phone number.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 21, 2006 at 11:19 am

Drive-Ins.com gives the address for the Oakland Drive-In as:

15065 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94578

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 31, 2012 at 4:45 am

Above address is incorrect. The entrance is now Fairmount Dr. extended to Hesperian Blvd. Approx. address for this drive-in was 15401 E. 14th Street.

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