Hecker Pass Drive-In

8200 Kern Avenue,
Gilroy, CA 95020

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Located at Kern Avenue and First Street. The Hecker Pass Drive-In was opened around August 1949. This drive-in had space for 490 cars and was owned by J. Peters. The theater was replaced by a Taco Bell restaurant, although the ticket booth was still standing as of 2003. Condominiums have since been built on the site

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jwmovies on October 10, 2012 at 5:34 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 8200 Kern Avenue.

davidcoppock on October 6, 2018 at 12:31 pm

The fast food restaurant is Taco Bell.

dansdriveintheater on February 7, 2019 at 1:16 am

no it was replaced by condominiums.

davidcoppock on February 7, 2019 at 4:26 am

Why the name Hecker Pass?

MichaelKilgore on June 14, 2019 at 5:03 pm

An aside in the Sept. 3, 1949 issue of BoxOffice mentioned a sighting of owners Alex Balanesi and Stuart Fletcher and manager Charles Gubser “of the recently opened Hecker Pass Drive-In”.

jwmovies on July 18, 2022 at 10:04 pm

1st Street (Hwy 152) was originally Hecker Pass Rd. It still is further west towards Watsonville by Gileoy Gardens (Gilroy Garlic Festival). FYI.

Kenmore on July 19, 2022 at 7:56 pm

A 1980 aerial shows the screen gone, so it appears that the drive-in closed sometime during the 1970s.

The ticket booth seems to have sat just to the east of the screen. This would make the entrance to the drive-in between what is now the car wash and Safeway.

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