Amphi Drive-In

9403 NE. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard,
Portland, OR 97217

600 cars

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Amphi Drive-In

This was a weird drive in theater in Portland’s Jantzen’s Beach suburb. It was a race track with a movie screen and opened August 30, 1946 with Randolph Scott in “The Desperados”. It was closed in 1979.

Contributed by David DeCoteau

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William on November 19, 2003 at 2:36 pm

The Amphitheatre Drive-In’s capacity was 600 cars.

rivest266 on August 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm

This opened on August 30th, 1946, the first in the Portland area. Grand opening ad uploaded here.

jwmovies on September 1, 2012 at 4:27 am

Approx. address for the drive-in and racetrack (next to existing racetrack) 9403 North Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

thisisjohnbook on January 27, 2013 at 11:31 pm

The property is now used for truck/big rig storage.

davidcoppock on August 8, 2017 at 5:26 am

Is the racetrack closed too?

davidcoppock on November 3, 2018 at 10:06 am

Opened with selected shorts(not named), news, and “Desperados”.

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