Friday, June 22, 2012
Retro Friday: Last Day for Culver City's Studio Drive-In Theater
A fun and interesting 7-minute story produced for AMC in 1993, when Culver City's Studio Drive-In Theater shut down for good. The piece does a great job summarizing the history of drive-ins, and how they grew out of favor.
The Studio Drive-In, which was part of the Pacific Theatres chain, doubled as the drive-in theater in films including "Grease" and "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure."
Also check out this 1998 L.A. Times story chronicling the destruction of the old giant screen.