Solano 2 Drive-In

1611 Solano Way,
Concord, CA 94520

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Solano 2 Drive-In

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Similar in design to many of Century’s former drive-ins (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.

Century 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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scottfavareille on May 3, 2007 at 10:57 am

Does this mean that only one screen will be operating? Still this is great news!

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 3, 2007 at 11:05 am

The second screen will be running by May 18th.

scottfavareille on May 4, 2007 at 9:01 am

The “new” operator is West Wind Drive-Ins (which is owned by Syufy Enterprises—Syufy was the former owner of the Century Theaters chain prior to it being bought out by Cinemark). West Wind apparently now owns & operates the 6 drive-ins that Century Theaters had (including one in Sacramento & the Capitol Drive-In in San Jose). I guess Cinemark wasn’t interested in drive-ins when Century Theaters was bought by them.

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.

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 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 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 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.

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