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Themed murals were a part of almost every drive in movie theatre in L.A.

 

 

 

 

 





A family of four enjoys a pre-movie snack. This 1950 photo was taken in San Diego, California.

 

 





A handsome Viking ship sails across the tower at the "Compton". During the 1964 riots in Los Angeles, the "Compton" movie theatre stayed open 24 hours a day.

 

 

 





Pacific Drive-In Theatres hired sign painters to decorate the roadside portion of screen towers.

 

 

 

 

 





A Wagner sign board is shown here. The "Starlite" is located in El Monte, CA.

 

 

 

 





Construction workers complete this drive-in movie theater Southern California location.

 

 

 

 




Another drive-in movie theatre located in Pico, California.

 

 

 

 

 





A very large drive-in movie theatre located in Los Angeles, California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





San Pedro, California

 

 

 

 

 





A huge drive-in flea market that was once a drive in theatre.

 

 

 

 

 





Star-Lite Theater, Sacremento, CA

 

 

 

 

 





Barstow, CA

 

 

 

 

 





Opening Night at El Cerrito Motor Movies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Starlite Drive-In Theatre, Fresno, CA

 

 

 





Orange Drive-In concession stand.

 

 

 

 

 





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