Paulo Drive-In

550 Paularino Avenue,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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davidcoppock on October 6, 2018 at 6:30 am

Opened on 8/7/1949 with “Streets of Laredo” and “City accross the river”. The site is also Del Mesa Park.

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Drive-In 54 on March 1, 2015 at 6:17 am

The correct address is:

550 Paularino Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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Drive-In 54 on November 8, 2012 at 3:04 am

Uploaded two aerials from 1952 and 1972. Look at the difference in 20 years!!

jwmovies on November 7, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Address above does not map correctly. Use 550 Paularino Avenue.

Hires2U on February 27, 2010 at 11:54 am

What a blast from the past this web site is to me. I was once employed at the Paulo Drive-In from 1964 thru 1965. I was hired by Mr. Brian Kelly manager to work in the snack bar. Had more fun working at this drive-in at $1.00 per hour and weekends mandatory than my career in the aerospace industry. Worked with many people but the ones that I can still remember are Anthony Roe and Dennis Nelson. Anthony’s dad Fred Roe was the District Manager of all the Pacific theaters in Orange County.

CTCrouch on July 30, 2009 at 4:39 am

Per newspaper listings: The Paulo opened on 7/8/49, with a double bill of “Streets of Laredo” and “City Across the River”.

bkazmer on January 25, 2005 at 1:36 pm

If anyone wants to see some old black and white aerial shots of this theater let me know! I used to go here often. I was sad to see it closed down but that freeway thing was needed I guess!