Valley 6 Drive-In

401 49th Street NE,
Auburn, WA 98002

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Valley 6 Drive-In

The Valley 6 Drive-In opened in 1968. This drive-in was one of the largest drive-in’s operating in the U.S. It had a capacity for 3,000 cars.

It later only operated with five screens as one screen was badly damaged in a storm several years ago. It was closed in late-2012 and demolished in 2013.

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thisisjohnbook
thisisjohnbook on February 2, 2013 at 4:25 pm

It seems that drive-in owner Kieth Kiehl died from cancer-related causes on December 19, 2012, as the website for the theater is his obituary.

Two Facebook pages for the drive-in, one fan-based and the other with now-former employees, all confirm that the 2012 season was their last. Plans for “re-development” of the property are underway. http://www.auburn-reporter.com/news/174681231.html

The marquee, mentioning Kiehl’s passing: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151142288466990&set=o.43760443478&type=1&theater

SteveSwanson
SteveSwanson on May 22, 2013 at 8:13 pm

You can change the status to demolished now. All screens are down as well as the south side snack bar & ticket booths. I would imagine they will be done by August.

KenLayton
KenLayton on July 5, 2013 at 11:33 am

I wonder where all the equipment went from this theater?

Mmandarano
Mmandarano on September 23, 2013 at 10:36 am

Indeed, very, very sad.

SteveSwanson
SteveSwanson on September 23, 2013 at 12:58 pm

I stopped by labor Day weekend for one last visit. The screens were the first to be torn down and now all that scrap metal has been hauled away. Both snack bar/ticket booths have been demo'ed. All signage is gone, the exterior fencing is up still. But the speakers posts remain, standing guard in each field.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 7, 2018 at 8:31 pm

The two marquees are still too i think?

dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on March 11, 2019 at 2:32 pm

no there gone G O N E Gone!

Kris4077
Kris4077 on March 13, 2019 at 7:26 am

The land is still vacant you would think the way they quickly demolished it after the owners death there would have been something new going up on the land. What a shame.

KenLayton
KenLayton on March 13, 2019 at 9:26 am

What a pity. This theater did a lot of business.

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