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Went to the location of the old 49'er today and it is basically a over grown lot but there still is some relics left over .I was able to get some tile fragments from the snack bar bathrooms and some photos.The place is now home to some wild dogs and jack rabbits.Was heart breaking to visit the lot because i have so many memories of this place and the movies i watched there.The only theater still opened in Sacramento today is the Sacramento six witch never had that mom and pops feel to it.
I miss this theater so much.Right this very moment i’m watching the texas chainsaw massacre witch i saw opening night at the 49er in the summer of 1974.The memories i have of this theater.When you went to this theater they treated you like family.Of all the theaters in Sacramento by far the 49er was the best one.
The memories i have of this drive in theater.My farther and brother and i would come to this theater every friday night for years.I must of seen thousands of movies here literally.Breaks my heart that it is gone forever and only exists in photos and in the memeries of those whom would come to see a show there.
I remember first time i saw a movie in this theater it was a Karl Malden film named (Murders Row) made in 1966.Admission was 75 cents and a coke and popcorn would cost you only 25 cents.Cigerate vending machine in lobby was 35 cents.
I loved this theater and living two doors down from the lady and her daughters that managed the 49er and knowing them personally was such a pleasure.You could say i grew up at this theater and i mean that.Its truley sad to see outdoor theaters dieing off like this.You just cannot get the same exsperience from a walkin theater.