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Los Angeles County Drive-in Theatres
Southern California

 

Los Altos Drive-in Theatre (Demolished)
Long Beach, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Los Altos Drive-in met the fate of the bulldozer during Pacific Theatre's blitz at the end of 1998. According to the "sign-man" Mr. Albert G., the old marquee will be preserved by the city. Meanwhile, all that's left here are the memories...

 

 

During better days (Demolished)
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The screen tower down
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

 

Roadium Drive-in Theatre (Closed)
Gardena, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Roadium is one of newer "abandoned" drive-in theatres. The screen and marquee sports great pastel colors. Now a swap-meet, stop here for pastel colored crayons and colored pencils. But be prepared to fight the traffic, especially on weekends.

 

 

 

 

Vermont Drive-in Theatre (Demolished)
Gardena, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

The Vermont Drive-In in the South Bay was once the 4th remaining drive-in in the Los Angeles County. The site was gutted and new development is all around.

For more information, see Roadside Peek's Lost Treasures tribute to the Vermont Drive-in Theatre.

 

 

South Bay Six Drive-in Theatre (Demolished)
Carson, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com


The South Bay Six opened to much fanfare in the 1970's. A self-proclaimed "state of art" drive-in with multi-screens, this open air rage is now permanently closed for remodeling. Perhaps the old snack bar will soon become a "Spires" restaurant?

 

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