South Bay Six Drive-In

20151 S. Main Street,
Carson, CA 90745

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This drive-in was still around in the early Nineties but has since been demolished.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 29, 2008 at 7:42 am

There are two photos on this site. The theater has been razed since this was written:
http://tinyurl.com/3me4cz

uainthe80s
uainthe80s on January 28, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Just before it closed, there was a rape that occured here. I believe this was one of the reasons as to why it was shut down. I don’t know if the case was ever solved. The last movie I saw here was the Star Trek movie w/Ricardo Montalban(RIP). I do miss the drive-ins.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on September 1, 2009 at 2:19 pm

My mom and I used to alternate between here and the Vermont when the place was open. That gave South LA moviegoers a choice between 9 different double features to choose from during any given weekend in the 80’s & 90’s.

I remember seeing the marquee when driving on the 405 Freeway back in the day. Now I take that freeway to and from work and I get a little sad to this day knowing that marquee is no longer there.

I really do miss this place.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 21, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Here is another aerial photo circa 1980:
http://tinyurl.com/ycy7xup

RichardWeisz
RichardWeisz on March 3, 2010 at 3:54 pm

@ Usherb4. you are partially correct, there was a man and a woman abducted there, they were both beaten and the male was later dumped out of the vehicle, the woman was found early the next morning executed. it was a very sad day for the theater and the resident of Carson. I worked at the SB6 at the time as the house manager. i believe the womans name was “Irene Martinez” i might be wrong, it was a long time ago!

RichardWeisz
RichardWeisz on March 3, 2010 at 4:03 pm

i was mistaken, her name was irene franco, and here are some LA times link about the incident.

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mbaquet
mbaquet on May 10, 2011 at 12:29 am

@ Richard Weisz can you place contact me at your earliest convenience I have something very important to tell you about this case.

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