Solano 2 Drive-In

1611 Solano Way,
Concord, CA 94520

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Operated by: West Wind Drive-Ins

Previously operated by: Century Theatres, Syufy Enterprises

Architects: Vincent G. Raney

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Solano Drive-In

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 925.825.1951

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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 June 27, 1968 with Jack Lemmon in “The Odd Couple” & John Wayne in “The Green Berets”.

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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Recent comments (view all 27 comments)

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on April 25, 2012 at 6:25 pm

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

jwmovies on December 2, 2012 at 3:49 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 3:08 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.

rivest266 on August 12, 2018 at 1:18 pm

This opened in December 1972 (when SFC listings started)

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on August 13, 2018 at 5:13 pm

Actually opened in 1968.

davidcoppock on October 19, 2018 at 5:53 am

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

SnoozeKing on July 29, 2020 at 2:25 pm

Saw many movies there from 1970-75 before moving to Canada. Plenty of good memories, no especially bad ones. Up here in Canada there are few if any drive-ins (rains way too often in Vancouver).

Bill_Lonee on August 3, 2020 at 3:34 am

I remember going with a buddy who brought a VHS camcorder and set it up to record Batman and Lethal Weapon. He had the whole thing in a box, so that it would pick up the sound better!

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