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Claycord Online Museum – X-Rated Movies At The Pleasant Hill Drive-In In 1974


Here’s a somewhat surprising discovery.

In 1974, the Pleasant Hill Motor Movies showed x-rated films.


The following week, the drive-in theater was showing Disney’s PG film “Herbie Rides Again.”

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concord grape January 16, 2023 - 9:40 PM - 9:40 PM

does anybody remember the Drop Inn (SP) on Concord Avenue?

nytemuvr January 17, 2023 - 10:46 AM - 10:46 AM

@CONCORD GRAPE…I believe the Drop-In was at Concord Ave. and Salvio where the Front Room was built. I think there was another topless joint, at least a dive bar, on Concord Ave. and Bonifacio, catty-cornered to the M&M Club. I was just a whippersnapper and never frequented either and pretty hazy about it.

nytemuvr January 16, 2023 - 10:33 PM - 10:33 PM

Concord Auto Drive-in on Concord Ave. started showing X-rated movies a couple of years before ’74 also. When you drove passed PH Drive-in on 680 you could see the screen somewhat through the cypress pines in the rear of the drive-in.

Well Folks January 17, 2023 - 8:40 AM - 8:40 AM

I remember pulling over with friends and us “watching” a bit of the movie. Oh the joys of youth

nytemuvr January 17, 2023 - 10:54 AM - 10:54 AM

@WELL FOLKS…I remember in highschool sitting behind the Concord Auto Drive-in (from Enea Way?) trying to watch from a fair distance. You could tune your car radio to listen to it, that was funny just hearing groans and moans along with the cheesy dialogue through the car radio.

Bella January 17, 2023 - 12:12 AM - 12:12 AM

Talk about Seriously Funny…

Martinezmike January 17, 2023 - 7:07 AM - 7:07 AM

Then there was the X rated version of “herbie rides again”

Dr. Jellyfinger January 17, 2023 - 7:39 AM - 7:39 AM

“The Love Bug” indeed!

jose January 17, 2023 - 7:51 AM - 7:51 AM

On Concord Grapes comment on the Drop Inn….
I may be mistaken, but was this a topless bar? During that time period there were several topless bars in the area. Another one was on Contra Costa Blvd near Willow Pass.

DavidCPA January 17, 2023 - 9:29 AM - 9:29 AM

My uncle used to be the bouncer at one on Contra Costa Blvd. Think he said the name of it was Wicked Eye.

Anon January 17, 2023 - 11:12 AM - 11:12 AM

Those movies today are Disney movies.

nytemuvr January 17, 2023 - 11:49 AM - 11:49 AM

@DAVIDCPA.….The Wicked Eye was in Alamo on Danville Blvd., you could see the sign from 680. The Blue Bunny Club was in Pacheco on CC Blvd. I believe. There were quite a few in CCC at one time.

Ripley January 17, 2023 - 1:17 PM - 1:17 PM

Not that it’s a big deal but the “Wicked Eye” was in San Ramon on the Blvd., close to where the Harley Davidson dealer is located. It was an unincorporated area at the time. And yes the sign was easily visible from 680.

Captain Bebops January 17, 2023 - 11:56 AM - 11:56 AM

This seemed to be a trend throughout the country back then. Up in the Seattle area a drive-in on the Kirkland side of the 520 bridge showed X-rated movies which could be viewed just driving down the freeway. On the rural side of the state a Mexican family renting a local theater to show Mexican movies on weekends tried X-rated during the week and it was so successful they moved the Mexican movies to the weeknight and the X-rated weekends.

mike favar January 17, 2023 - 1:33 PM - 1:33 PM

There were two drive-ins in the Bay Area that exclusively showed X-rated movies. One was in San Jose (The San Jose Drive-In, opened in 1946 as the first drive-in in Santa Clara County, It went to “3 X-rated films” around 1968, mostly showing the type of films that Something Weird Video put out on DVD in the 2000s, and then went full XXX(hardcore) in 1975. Opposition groups forced this venue back to showing “general audience” films in Oct 1979, and then it went out of business for good 1 month later.), the other was on the Sonoma/Marin county border off US 101 (went XXX in 1981, closed about 4 years later as it was acquired by “eminient domain” and turned into an area for flood control).

FYI, “Dagmar’s Hot Pants” came out on Blu-Ray recently, it is very much an R-rated movie (It did get re-rated as such about a year after its initial release).

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