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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.