Island Auto Movie

791 Thau Way,
Alameda, CA 94501

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davidcoppock on October 18, 2018 at 8:48 am

Also opened with two colour cartoons(not named). The drive-in had a laundrette open not long atfer the drive-in opened(first drive-in i have heard of having a laundrette on site!!) Was there any drive-in’s with a laundrette?

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Drive-In 54 on March 15, 2017 at 3:36 am

June 29, 1950 Grand Opening Night

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Scott Neff on January 9, 2012 at 1:10 am

Alameda is an Island in the San Francisco Bay.

TLSLOEWS on April 28, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Interesting name.

kencmcintyre on June 12, 2009 at 6:30 am

Here is an October 1950 ad from the Oakland Tribune:

bago1 on May 21, 2008 at 3:28 am

i remember this drive inn like it was yesterday i used to go here to watch movies all the time in the mid and late 80s i remember the last time i came here i seen a double feature ghostbusters 2 and indiana jones and the last crusade i remember the area around the drive inn was very dusty and a few abandoned wharehouses and factorys around this area also across the street was a big railroad yard i used to go to the fleamarket here also back then . now everything is gone a apartment complex stands where the drive inn used to be the railroad yard has been gone since 1998 the area is all strip malls and offices it,s really hard to recognize this area today..

kencmcintyre on October 21, 2006 at 2:47 pm

On 11/24/52, the Island was showing “The Thief” with Ray Milland and Rita Gam (?) along with “The Ring”, a boxing movie, as advertised in the Oakland Tribune. The phone number was LA-27205.

gsmurph on June 16, 2005 at 4:28 pm

The Island Auto Movie opened June 29, 1950, within six weeks of the Alameda Auto Movie.

unknown on October 16, 2003 at 5:18 pm

Syufy (now known as Century Theaters) was the operator of this drive-in for many years until its close.