Monte Vista Drive-In

1101 Grant Road,
Mountain View, CA 94040

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NeonMichael on February 22, 2018 at 3:24 pm

Here’s an amazing 3D-modeled video tribute to the Monte Vista:

sdelas on January 21, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Was their a playground at this drive-in?

Ncoast707 on July 22, 2017 at 7:10 pm

I saw Psycho there with my parents in 1960, and was ready to crawl under the car seats at the end of it Gawd!

MarkC on June 17, 2015 at 5:01 pm

I used to go there when I was a kid in the 1960s. I saw the movie Goldfinger the James Bond movie and Oceans 11 starring Frank Sinatra. I remember the place very well. They had a concession stand in the middle of the place and they had a man riding around on a bike with a big flat carrier on the front that used to throw rowdy kids out of the place.

jwmovies on October 26, 2012 at 1:35 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1101 Grant Road.

kencmcintyre on June 11, 2009 at 10:14 pm

This drive-in opened on August 4, 1950 at a cost of $150,000. It closed in 1978 and was replaced by a low-income housing development. Here is a photo circa 1950s:

scottfavareille on March 31, 2004 at 1:35 pm

I do recall in the 1970’s for several years before its close, it did run triple bills at the admission price of $1.50 per carload. It was an independent at that time.