49'er Drive-In

4450 Marysville Boulevard,
Sacramento, CA 95838

650 cars

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Tim Hale
Tim Hale on May 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm

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.

Tim Hale
Tim Hale on February 7, 2014 at 10:02 pm

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.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on April 30, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Century Circuit Inc and Century Theatres are two entirely different companies. Somebody may want to go through the links for both and make sure of that.

Marklar on November 7, 2012 at 2:28 am

I remember growing up and always wanting to go to this drive in but we never went because the Sacramento 6 was a lot closer. That all changed in 1999 when I went to 49er Drive In for my first and only time to see the first “Scary Movie”. By the time I got my drivers licence it had already closed down. RIP 49er, I wish I could have got to know you better.

Tim Hale
Tim Hale on September 22, 2012 at 12:24 am

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.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on February 1, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Uploaded 1964 also…

DavidDynamic on September 28, 2011 at 9:35 pm

I was intrigued about the placement of six screens— so on the chance there might be something of a ghost image I put the address into Google Earth..The size of this place is incredible—scaled to the highway and the cars passing by. They must have spent a king’s ransom on paving—must have been a real solar collector gathering daytime heat and radiating it during the night’s shows. I wonder what size crew it took to run the place. The Google history shots run from ‘93 to 2011. Interesting how the technology progressed.

kencmcintyre on December 10, 2009 at 9:25 pm

It looks like it was one screen in 1957:

bago1 on April 15, 2009 at 11:15 am

i lived is saramento for about 4 years in the early 1990s and i remember coming to the 49er plenty of times me a my father used to always go to the small flea market they had on the weekends . i remember seeing a double feature here in 1992 it was american me and sleepwalkers the last time i saw a movie here was like in 1994 it was the last action hero sad to here this place is now closed because it was part of my early teen years …..

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on June 7, 2007 at 7:21 pm

Architect, at least for the expansions of this location, was Vincent Raney.

Backseater on December 3, 2005 at 7:55 pm

While stationed at Mather AFB in 1968 I went there to see Elke Sommer in “Daniella by Night” which nad been heavily touted in PLAYBOY magazine a year or so previously. They must have had he cut version—it certainly didn’t do anything for me.

efrem1 on September 14, 2005 at 10:28 pm

As of September 2005, the 49er marquee is still there, but has now deteriorated further than what is seen in the link above.