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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MLutthans
MLutthans on April 29, 2011 at 1:42 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
KenLayton on August 3, 2011 at 5:42 am

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

KenLayton
KenLayton on August 18, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Terraserver aerial picture:

http://www.terraserver.com/view.asp?cx=-122.7493536&cy=47.5058658&proj=4326&mpp=0.75&pic=-1&prov=-1&stac=-1&sdrt=jax

KenLayton
KenLayton on December 12, 2012 at 10:24 am

They are converting to digital video projectors right now.

KenLayton
KenLayton on February 24, 2013 at 10:23 am

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

Chris1982
Chris1982 on October 11, 2014 at 8:35 pm

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

SteveSwanson
SteveSwanson on November 17, 2014 at 4:01 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
KenLayton on December 7, 2015 at 7:29 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!

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on February 16, 2020 at 12:51 am

According the website for this drive-in, the name Rodeo is short for right on de entertainment order(according to newspaper articule from the day before the drive-in opened). There is a swap meet there too!! The Rodeo Drive-in has parking at the back of the ramps for flying saucers(according to the website), possibly unique!?

KenLayton
KenLayton on March 23, 2020 at 4:14 am

During the coronavirus outbreak, the Rodeo is open to fantastic business. KIRO TV7 did a great story on it:

https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/its-best-place-quarantine-date-business-booming-bremertons-drive-in-theater/YNPQ27KDKBAH7PAYMY344URPYI/

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