South Bay Six Drive-In

20151 S. Main Street,
Carson, CA 90745

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davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 18, 2018 at 11:51 am

Opened in 1975. Closed in 1997.

robboehm
robboehm on June 5, 2015 at 7:33 am

Uploaded three photos from the in the day to decay.

Logan5
Logan5 on October 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

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

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.

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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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!

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

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

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.

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.

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 12, 2008 at 9:43 pm

This is now a wholesale car auction lot. The public is not invited.
http://tinyurl.com/3evh5q
http://tinyurl.com/4tn4me

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on November 1, 2007 at 11:34 am

I’ll have a number of photos of Syufy Drive-Ins to share. When Century’s offices moved to Texas, they threw out a lot of photos, all of which are waiting to be scanned.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 5, 2007 at 7:07 am

Here is a July 1984 ad from the LA Times. Note the governor of California in one of the features:
http://tinyurl.com/2327pq

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on October 4, 2007 at 9:50 am

This was operated by Syufy Enterprises / Century Theatres and was designed by architect Vincent Raney.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 3, 2007 at 3:56 pm

I believe that you could see this drive-in while on the Harbor Freeway, going south around Carson Boulevard. I moved to the area in 1994 and the theater was still open. A couple of years later it was gone.