Drive-In de Cobian

Calle Santa Rosa,
Monacillos 00926

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Cobian’s Drive-In for many years served as San Juan’s only drive-in. It was located in San Juan’s southern suburb of Monacillos. The drive-in was built on land leased from a small Rio Piedras farm. It was named after Rafael Ramos Cobian who was one of Puerto Rico’s cinema magnates, who owned the cinema chained who built the theater.

Unfortunately, the drive-in shared the same fate as most other drive-in’s in Puerto Rico and was forced to closed down in the early 1970’s.

Contributed by Jose Otero Buenaga

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josejuan823 on March 21, 2008 at 3:34 am

Hey! My name is Jose Juan Garcia and i am currently doing a reaserch about the Drive-in Culture in Puerto Rico. I had found 7 and only 1 is working at the moment. Im looking for PHOTOS and/or information about them. Here is the list so far:

-Auto Cine Santana. Arecibo, PR
-Auto Cine Del Atlantico. Hatillo, PR
-Santa Maria Drive-In. Ponce, PR
. Carolina, PR
-International Drive In. Bayamon, PR
. Isabela, PR
-Drive-In de Cobian. Cupey, PR

josejuan823 on March 21, 2008 at 3:36 am

You can contact me anytime at 787-598-3238

AGRoura on June 13, 2010 at 5:41 pm

The husband-wife couple who managed the theater were related to Cobian by marriage, They lived in a house built under the screen.

rrstar96 on June 7, 2011 at 10:20 am

I’m under the impression that the owners of the International Drive-In in Bayamón also lived on their theater’s premises.

rooseveltdoc on October 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I am doing a documentary about Cine Roosevelt. If you have any memorabilia or information about Teatros Cobian, the original owners of the cinema, please contact me at

elliematute on May 20, 2015 at 7:47 pm

Hello estoy buscando informacion de un Senor que se llama Sergio Cobian, mi mama lo conocio en el ano 1974 y es inportante que lo localize; es familia de los que eran duenos de cine cobian. se pueden comunicar con migo via email Gracias

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