Solano 2 Drive-In

1611 Solano Way,
Concord, CA 94520

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Solano 2 Drive-In

Similar in design to many of Century Theatres former drive-in’s (most notably the late Geneva 4 Drive-In of Daly City and the Union City 6 Drive-In), the Solano Drive-In was a seasonal two-screener, open for films from May through September. It opened on March 16, 1964.

Century Theatres announced it would not be re-opening the Solano Drive-In for the 2005 season. The Solano Drive-In was reopened for the 2007 season by West Wind Drive-Ins in May of 2007 with a double feature of “Spiderman 3” and “Ghost Rider”. It now operates year-round.

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claycord
claycord on May 14, 2007 at 12:00 pm

Check out my blog to see what I have to say about the Solano Drive-In, this piece of junk theatre should be bulldozed.

www.CLAYCORD.com

janelle
janelle on May 19, 2008 at 4:07 pm

I am so excited they reopened this drive-in! I’ve been driving 45-minutes to San Jose to get my drive-in movie fix. See you there this summer. I’ll be double-fisting snacks, sitting on the tailgate, squinting to see all of the dark scenes.

UnknownCinemaDude
UnknownCinemaDude on May 4, 2010 at 6:51 am

Does anyone have any photos of this twin drive-in?

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on April 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm

The drive-in is no longer seasonal (hasn’t been since it reopened). It runs year round!

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 2, 2012 at 12:49 am

I used to pass this D-I almost every day in the 90’s. I love how they still use the Solano Way address since the entrance hasn’t been on Solano since the early 70’s!!!

antoniomontana
antoniomontana on August 18, 2013 at 12:08 am

The Syufys have installed digital projectors so the Solano drive in will stay open following the full transition to digital media in Dec 2013. Honda is holding a contest to save other drive ins across the country. www.projectdrivein.com

rivest266
rivest266 on August 12, 2018 at 10:18 am

This opened in December 1972 (when SFC listings started)

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on August 13, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Actually opened in 1968.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 19, 2018 at 2:53 am

Opened on 16/3/1964, also a swap meet on site.

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