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Joe, soo sorry for my very late reply. I don’t know what the total number of seats were. but the picture you have google maps set to is correct. That building is the correct building for the theater. I would love to visit that place again some day. I actually thought the whole building had been torn down but that marquee on the side sure looks the same to me.
Summerfield road right across from Howarth Park (which was part of Spring Lake). Found it on Google. Tennis courts and parking lot are still there. Amazing. :–)
You can view some pictures from the 50’s of this theater at http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/10879.html
This drive in was located across the street from the main entrance to Spring Lake. It was owned by Redwood Theaters in Novato, CA during the time I worked for Coddingtown Theaters from 1981-1983. Since this was a “sister” theater to Coddingtown, I was asked to help during inventory at the Village Drive In. I also spent many memorable hours enjoying the movies that were played there and hanging out with my co-workers in the lobby. I distinctly remember the day it was demolished. I believe it was in 1983. I have a newspaper clipping of it somewhere in a box. If I remember correctly, the manager was there that day watching. Can’t forget this theater!
I worked at this theater from 1981-1983. The 4th theater was added to the building during the time I worked there. So that was the early 80’s. They didn’t split any existing theater. At the time I worked there, it was owned by Redwood Theaters in Novato, CA. Since this was my first job, I have very fond memories of the theater.