With social distancing affecting our ability to see movies, maybe it’s time to remember Dublin in 1967. The San Ramon Auto Movie, at the Interstate 580/680 intersection, was the place to go for years.

It later grew to have two screens and lasted into the 1980s. What did you see there? Don’t you wish there was a real drive in theater here in town?

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  1. Phil Jones on November 4, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    My family moved to Dublin in 1970 when I was 7. Did go to the drive in with my parents and older brothers and sisters. So much was built from this picture to that time, I had a hard time recognizing Dublin in that 1967 picture. Did identify Dublin Blvd., Village Parkway, San Ramon Valley Blvd. A Ford dealership went to the north of the drive in, and a Chevrolet dealership to the west. Found Safeway on Amador Valley Blvd. I remember Liberty House, Mervyns, and Lucky’s(Alcosta and SRVB)being built. Thanks for the great memories.

  2. Charles Ray on February 16, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    I got here in the summer of 67 and lived in Komondorski Village and attended Camp Parks Elementary school. I did go to the Drive In and saw “The Computer with Tennis Shoes” with Kurt Russell. As a kid you wander around town but I can’t seem to remember everything. Quiz. 1. What was the name of the ARCO gas on Village Parkway and Amador prior to being a ARCO gas station. 2. How many gas stations were on the corners of Village Parkway and Amador at one time? 3. What five and dime department store opened in the Village Shopping Center close to Safeway? 4. What was the name of the Hardware Store where Sprouts now occupies? 5. What was the name of the general store at Komondorski Village? 6. What was the name of the Grocery Store Chain where they are building the new ACE Hardware? 7.
    What was the name of the Hamburger Stand next to 680 on Amador before it was Fandangos? 8. How much did a hamburger cost at Jack in the Box when it opened on Villiage Parkway? Answers: 1. “Richfield” which combined with Atlantic thus AR Company thus ARCO. 2. Four, Union 76, Mobil, Shell and Richfield. 3. Sprouse Ritz. 4. Handyman. 5. Johnsons Market. 6. Alpha Beta. 7. Dairy Queen 8. 15 cents (2 cents more for cheese).

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