Rodeo Drive-In

7369 Washington Highway 3,
Bremerton, WA 98312

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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 June 13, 2005 at 1:32 am

This theater has many many upgrades and improvements recently:

New DTS Digital and Dolby Digital sound on all 3 screens. Yes that’s right it’s one one of a handfull of drive-ins to have digital sound and it’s fantastic!

3 new Simplex projectors

3 new 7,000 watt xenon lamphouses. Boy is the picture nice and bright!

All new commercial grade playground equipment.

All new kitchen equipment.

New field lighting.

New fences.

New boxoffice buildings.

Fully computerized boxoffice and snack bar. Credit cards accepted at both.

You owe it to yourself to see a movie at this GREAT theater!

KenLayton on September 6, 2005 at 2:02 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 6:14 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 2:42 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 6:42 am

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

KenLayton on August 18, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Terraserver aerial picture:

KenLayton on December 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

They are converting to digital video projectors right now.

KenLayton on February 24, 2013 at 11:23 am

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

Chris1982 on October 11, 2014 at 9:35 pm

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

SteveSwanson on November 17, 2014 at 5:01 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.

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