Portland Drive-In Amphitheater

9727 NE Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard,
Portland, OR 97217

600 cars

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Portland Drive-In Amphitheater

This was a weird drive in theater in Portland’s Jantzen’s Beach suburb. It was a race track with a movie screen and opened August 30, 1946 with Randolph Scott in “The Desperados”. It was closed in 1979.

Contributed by David DeCoteau

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William
William on November 19, 2003 at 4:36 pm

The Amphitheatre Drive-In’s capacity was 600 cars.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 1, 2012 at 5:32 pm

This opened on August 30th, 1946, the first in the Portland area. Grand opening ad uploaded here.

jwmovies
jwmovies on September 1, 2012 at 6:27 am

Approx. address for the drive-in and racetrack (next to existing racetrack) 9403 North Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.

thisisjohnbook
thisisjohnbook on January 28, 2013 at 1:31 am

The property is now used for truck/big rig storage.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on August 8, 2017 at 7:26 am

Is the racetrack closed too?

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 3, 2018 at 12:06 pm

Opened with selected shorts(not named), news, and “Desperados”.

Jamey_monroe45
Jamey_monroe45 on July 17, 2023 at 11:42 am

Now Old Dominion Freight Line @ 146 N Gertz Rd, Portland, OR 97217.

Please update.

DMarsh
DMarsh on July 1, 2024 at 12:53 am

The correct name for this theater is the Portland Drive-In Amphitheater. The historic address was 9727 NE Union Ave. Today that corresponds to 9727 NE Martin Luther King.

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