South Bay Six Drive-In

20151 S. Main Street,
Carson, CA 90745

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South Bay Six Drive-In

The South Bay Six Drive-In was opened on January 30, 1981 when it was operated by Syufy Enterprises. It was closed in 1997 and has since been demolished.

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Chris Utley
Chris Utley on September 1, 2009 at 10:19 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 22, 2009 at 1:52 am

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

RichardWeisz
RichardWeisz on March 3, 2010 at 11:54 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 4, 2010 at 12:03 am

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 8:29 am

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

Logan5
Logan5 on October 8, 2014 at 10:20 pm

“The Rocketeer” was presented here in 35mm beginning on Friday June 21, 1991.

robboehm
robboehm on June 5, 2015 at 3:33 pm

Uploaded three photos from the in the day to decay.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on June 19, 2019 at 3:40 pm

uainthe80s, that Star Trek movie was “Star Trek 2 the wraith of Khan”.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 23, 2019 at 11:45 pm

This opened on January 30th, 1981 by Syufy THeatres with a newspaper preview showing on the 28th and 29th. South Bay Drive-In openingSouth Bay Drive-In opening Fri, Jan 30, 1981 – 31 · News-Pilot (San Pedro, California) · Newspapers.com

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