Chief Auto Movies

3330 N. Texas Street,
Fairfield, CA 94533

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Previous Names: Solano Drive-In

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Once Upon a Time on N. Texas St. Fairfield, Ca.

The Solano Drive-In was opened July 14, 1950. It was located on N. Texas Street at the corner of Dickson Hill Road. The theatre had a huge screen 42 foot x 61 foot. It had a concession snack shack and a childrens' playground. It was operated by Homer-Tegtmeir of San Francisco.

It was later renamed Chief Auto Movies. It was closed in December 1988 due to windstorm which brought the screen down. Now demolished, a shopping center which once contained the now closed Chief Cinema 4, a Raley’s and Panda Express with other shops now stand on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe, David Ducay

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Kris4077 on February 20, 2019 at 10:03 am

I was stationed at TAFB in the early 1990’s and we used to frequent this theater. At that time the Chief Auto Movies lot was still there it was to the left of the indoor theater. The screen was gone but the ticket booth, concession stand, and ramps were still intact. I think the indoor theater was built before the drive in theater lost its screen and they operated together for a time.

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