Samish Twin Drive-In

3801 Byron Avenue,
Bellingham, WA 98229

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Opened on July 15, 1972 with Charles Bronson in “Chato’s Land” & Kirk Douglas in “A Gunfighter”. The Samish Twin Drive-In was demolished around 2004.

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 9, 2012 at 10:43 pm

According to data at Drive-ins.com for this theater, it opened in 1972, was put up for sale in 2003, and, as noted, demolished in 2004. here are additional pictures of the theater on its gallery page there.

jwmovies
jwmovies on November 20, 2012 at 11:08 am

Above address is incorrect. Approx. address for tis drive-in was 800 Lincoln St.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 1, 2019 at 2:54 pm

This opened by invitation only on July 15th, 1972 and to the public on the 16th. Grand opening ad posted.

Seattleprojectionist
Seattleprojectionist on September 3, 2019 at 8:47 am

SRO Theaters owned this D. I. The company also owned a number of bowling alleys and several radio stations on the west coast. In the 1970’s, KBFW (930 AM) had it’s studios and offices on the second floor of the snack bar building.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on September 3, 2019 at 9:14 am

Opened with “Chato’s land” and ‘A gunfighter".

Seattleprojectionist
Seattleprojectionist on July 16, 2020 at 11:25 am

Found this: https://www.pugetsound.media/2020/05/07/radio-went-to-the-movies-kbfw-sro-theaters/ about the radio station that shared the building with the Samish Drive In. I worked for SRO theater Division for some time in the 1980’s. They were a great company to work for. Pictures of the Drive In included.

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