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Sunset Drive-in Theatre
San Luis Obispo, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Located just off the US 101 in San Luis Obispo, California is the Sunset Drive-in Theatre. Remarkably seen from many points within the city, the Sunset Marquee is a distinct eye catcher.

 

The Sunset marquee

(Right) Fenced-in ticket booth

 

UPDATE 04/09 : (Below) Here are a couple of new photos of the Sunset Drive-in from April 2009. As can be seen from the shots, both the screen tower and the marquee have been painted and made over since the above photos were taken in the 90's. The Sunset Drive-in originally opened in 1951 and is still showing first run movies. Many thanks to Daniel Sorrell for photos below. 04-09

 

Sunset Drive-in Marquee
San Luis Obispo, CA
Photo courtesy Daniel Sorrell

Sunset Drive-in Screen Tower
San Luis Obispo, CA
Photo courtesy Daniel Sorrell

 

 

Woodward Park Drive-in (Demolished)
Fresno, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Despite its location in the middle of the Central desert of California, Fresno is a very active city. From movie theaters to drive-ins, Fresno has fun for everyone. Take the Woodward Park Drive-in Theatre for example. Always seemingly busy on weekends. 06-99

 

UPDATE 07/06 : After its last years of summer-only movies, the Woodward Park Drive-in closed down in late June 2002 and was replaced by Costco and Home Depot in 2003. Many thanks to Brian Snyder for update. 07-06

 

 

Sunnyside Drive-in Theatre (Demolished)
Fresno, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com


A drive-in that's on the "sunnyside" literally (at least when taking photos) is the Sunnyside Drive-in of Fresno. Another of Fresno's fun and games sites, the Sunnyside's main screen was once the "world's largest" screen tower. Many thanks to Andy Callahan for the above info.

(Left) The ticket booths as they once stood at the Sunnyside Drive-in

 

UPDATE 07/06 : The Sunnyside Drive-in Theatre closed down in the late 1990's and was demolished in 2004. 07-06

 

Sunnyside Drive-in Theatre screen tower
Fresno, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Sunnyside Drive-in Theatre projection booth
Fresno, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

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