Rodeo Drive-In

7369 Washington Highway 3,
Bremerton, WA 98312

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Snack bar interior

The Rodeo Motor Movies opened in 1949 as a single screen drive-in with a capacity for 600 cars. Today this drive-in has three screens and a capacity for over 850 cars.

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KenLayton on September 6, 2005 at 5:02 am

The marquee has been repainted and the entrance repaved. A couple of weeks ago, the State of Washington repaved the highway in front of the theater.

KenLayton on August 15, 2007 at 9:14 am

The state is now widening the highway in front of the theater to add a left turn lane at the entrance to the theater.

MLutthans on April 29, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Jack and his crew do a great job running this place, and are always friendly and inviting, and Jack truly cares about the picture quality, which is always top notch and, as Ken said, big and BRIGHT. Great stuff! That curved screen in field #1 always looks amazing.

KenLayton on August 3, 2011 at 9:42 am

Actual address of the theater is 7369 State Highway 3 Southwest, Port Orchard, Washington 98367.

KenLayton on August 18, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Terraserver aerial picture:

KenLayton on December 12, 2012 at 1:24 pm

They are converting to digital video projectors right now.

KenLayton on February 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Now fully converted to video projection and will re-open for the season on March 1, 2013.

Chris1982 on October 12, 2014 at 12:35 am

They have a great history of this drive-in on their website under “about us”.

SteveSwanson on November 17, 2014 at 7:01 pm

The Rodeo was just voted ‘Best Movie Theater’ in Western Washington, the poll was sponsored by KING-TV. Not just best drive-in, but best Overall. And that’s some steep competition including Cinerama & the Uptown in Seattle, plus the Blue Mouse in Tacoma.

I like to think of the Rodeo as “the best little BIG drive-in in the Northwest” By that, I mean it has 3 screens and holds over 800 cars, but still maintains an atmosphere of intimacy. The Snack Bar cooks everything to order, they’ll give you a pager so you don’t miss too much of the movie. And they still have a playground down front of the main screen.

KenLayton on December 7, 2015 at 10:29 pm

Something unprecedented in the history of the Rodeo Drive-In Theater: They are reopening in the winter on December 17, 2015 for a 4 week run of the new Star Wars movie!

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