Skagit Drive-In

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

500 cars

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Located in Mount Vernon, Skagit County, WA, hence the name. The Skagit Drive-In was opened in 1951 and held 500 cars on its 10 acres lot. It was designed, owned and operated by Elden D. Pollack. He also designed a unique central heating and ventilating system which provided it’s patrons cars through a combined speaker and air-flow unit. The unit also wafted aromas of popcorn & hot dogs into the cars at intermissions and after the show.

The two story concession building also contained a snack bar, lounge view room, projection booth and an apartment for the manager.

The Skagit Drive-In was still open in 1955 when it was operated by Ed Snow of the Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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SteveSwanson
SteveSwanson on November 6, 2013 at 7:25 pm

I have records of a drive-in further up north in Burlington, that might be the Skagit drive-in. The address is the corner of Andis Rd. & Burlington Blvd. Which is the current home of the Burlington Outlet Mall. Cinematour also lists the same info.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on November 6, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I have it listed in Mt Vernon 1958-1970

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