Yes, it's the Sundown Drive-in Theatre in Whittier,
California. Come and see the latest movie flick in this single screen
wonderland. Enjoy a glimpse of the googie screen tower, complete with
the retro script lettering. And just take a moment to appreciate its grandeur.
The Sundown Drive-in opened in August 1954 as Hugh Bruen's Sundown Drive-in along Washington Blvd. The drive-in closed in September 1990 and was eventually torn down in 1999 after operating as a swap meet.
Yes, the screen even has googie like holes in its support. Alas, the Sundown met its fate with a construction crew in February of
1999 and is now showing first-run movies at the "big drive-in in
Say goodbye to the Sundown as its laid down to rest for good. The Sundown is now home to a Home Depot, with other stores such as Carl's Jr., Verizon Wireless, Flame Broiler, and Togo's located along the perimeter.
Whittier, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Here's a close-up look at the former Sundown sign that used to grace Washington Boulevard. This marquee appeared to be a good home to pigeons during the latter days.