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Pico Drive-In

10850 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Opened: 1934 on Pico just west of Westwood -- the first drive-in in California. It moved to Olympic Blvd in the 40s and was renamed the Olympic Drive-In.  

Thanks to Michael Snider for this postcard of the screen tower. It was a post on the non-public Facebook group Mid Century Modern Los Angeles. The Huntington Digital Library also has another postcard screen tower view from Brookwell Photo.



The theatre ready for its opening.  It's a Dick Whittington Studio photo in the Huntington Digital Library collection.



A lovely look toward the screen tower. Thanks to Ken McIntyre for the photo on the Facebook page Photos of Los Angeles.



Cars out on Pico for the opening.  The source of the photo is not known.



At the ticket booth in 1934. It's a Dick Whittington Studio photo in the Huntington Digital Library collection.



A 1934 screen view. It's a Dick Whittington Studio photo in the Huntington Digital Library collection.



An announcement of an improved sound system in 1935.



A 1935 view. Note the new speakers. The photo source is unknown.



A 1938 screen view. It's a Los Angeles Public Library photo. Also see: screen tower from the side 

Status: Demolished. The Westside Pavilion shopping mall is now on the site.

More information: See the Cinema Treasures pages on the Pico Drive In and the Olympic Drive In.

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