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Claycord Online Museum – 55-Years-Ago Today – The Pleasant Hill Motor Movies (Drive-In) On Contra Costa Blvd. At Gregory Lane


55-years-ago today, on Jan.2, 1968, this ad was placed in a local newspaper for the Pleasant Hill Motor Movies, which was located on Contra Costa Blvd. at Gregory Lane in Pleasant Hill.

Who remembers the Pleasant Hill Motor Movies?

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AJR January 2, 2023 - 4:02 PM - 4:02 PM

@EXIT 12A – you should post some smart-ass comment like you always do 🙂

Exit 12A January 2, 2023 - 8:04 PM - 8:04 PM

I would but it would go over your head.

Dbcoop January 2, 2023 - 4:07 PM - 4:07 PM

Yep saw Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid there – still one of my all time fave movies

Martinezmike January 2, 2023 - 4:13 PM - 4:13 PM

My top travel destination would be going back to this time. But it’s not something money can buy.

Tim January 2, 2023 - 6:05 PM - 6:05 PM

I’m with you, if only we could go back in time with the wisdom we now have. We could hopefully prevent the destruction of California that has taken place in the 21st century.

Dr. Jellyfinger January 3, 2023 - 7:31 AM - 7:31 AM

How could you do that Tim? You’d be regarded as the nutjob who thinks he’s from the future ! Nobody would take you seriously…. you would be better off investing money in stocks you know will be worth a fortune…… Try betting every penny you have on the 1969 Mets to win the World Series. Maybe folks will believe you after that!

MoJo January 2, 2023 - 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Watched a few of the early Bond films there when I was a wee lad growing up in Pleasant Hill. Good memories!

Old Timer January 2, 2023 - 6:32 PM - 6:32 PM

Remember it well went there all the time.Also use to go to the one that was on Concord Ave.

nytemuvr January 2, 2023 - 7:42 PM - 7:42 PM

@OLD TIMER….Concord Auto Movies, built and owned by the Enea family. It was the first drive-in I went to at 16, probably a week or two after I got my driver’s license, had to cruise Creek first a couple of days after I got my license.

Mall Ratzo Rizzo January 2, 2023 - 7:41 PM - 7:41 PM

My parents had friends that lived on Anelda Dr., adjacent to the Motor Movies. While the adults drank, smoked and played cards us kids would climb the fence and watch the flick, struggling for any audio from the cheap sound boxes mounted on every car window. Good times!

Ancient Mariner January 2, 2023 - 7:43 PM - 7:43 PM

Went there once or twice.

Dorie January 3, 2023 - 6:21 AM - 6:21 AM

I saw Mash there, in the early 70s

American Citizen January 3, 2023 - 7:03 AM - 7:03 AM

Now gone in the name of “Progress.”

Bevery January 4, 2023 - 12:52 AM - 12:52 AM

My husband and I moved to Concord from NYC in 1970. We had never been to a drive in before because we lived in the city. We thought what a wonderful thing to do, see a movie from the comfort of your car. We visited the drive in many, many times before it was closed down, still miss it.

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