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Anaheim Drive-in (Demolished)
Anaheim, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

This sign was all that was left of the old Anaheim Drive-in Theatre on Lemon, across from the Carter Bowl. Unfortunately, this sign was recently removed too.

 

 

 

 

 

Edwards Cinema (Remodeled)
Costa Mesa, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com


This single screen cinema features a real mid-century front facade. However, the Edwards Cinema in Costa Mesa no longer shows first-run movies. In fact, it shows no movies at all. The theatre was remodeled in 2000 and is no longer a theatre.

 

See more Googie treasures at Roadside Peek's Grand Cinema Southern California.

 

 

Covered Wagon (Demolished)
Anaheim, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

This former site of Van de Kamp's lost its windmill and turned into a dutch looking restaurant with a Western theme. Alas, the Western theme didn't appear to work as the Covered Wagon is now just another vacant building, now demolished.

 

See more Googie treasures at Roadside Peek's Coffee Shops Southern California.

 

 

Carter Bowl (Removed)
Anaheim, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Carter Bowl is another familiar neighborhood bowling center with a marquee "AMF'd" in recent years. This bowling alley sign was a treat, featuring prominent googie lettering and mid-century shapes. See more at Roadside Peek's Ten Pin Alleys.

 

See more Googie treasures at Roadside Peek's Bowling Alleys Southern California.

 

 

Golden Forest Inn (Demolished)
Anaheim, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Golden Forest Inn used to be located across the street from the Disneyland parking lot. Now, California Adventure is across the street and the Golden Forest Inn is no more.

 

 

 

 

Parasol (Remodeled)
Seal Beach, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Parasol Restaurant in Seal Beach is a restaurant that looks like its name.

Parasol rendering
Courtesy John Flores

In recent years, there were two Parasol's remaining in the area. However, Dinah's Parasol in Torrance was demolished in the last couple of years. Check out more coffee shops at Roadside Peek's Coffee Shops.

 

See more of The Parasol at Roadside Peek's Spotlight on The Parasol Restaurant.

 

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