Briggsmore 3 Drive-In

3848 McHenry Avenue,
Modesto, CA 95356

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Briggsmore 3 Drive In

The Wal-Mart at this address was where the entrance was located. Originally a 2 screen theater.

The newer screen was at what is now Towery Avenue. The older screens were opposite each other at what is now Wendy Court and Ramsey Drive.

Contributed by James Monroe

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MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on May 14, 2020 at 1:45 pm

We know that there wasn’t a 1970s drive-in at 3848 McHenry Avenue, because a 1967 aerial photo showed that a big-box store was already there. (Though it wasn’t a Walmart yet, since the company hadn’t expanded into California yet.)

There is a drive-in west of the intersection of then-Briggsmore Avenue and Prescott Road (now about 2200 Plaza Pkwy) that was a single screen in 1967 but a three-screen drive-in in 1982. Looking all along Briggsmore Avenue in that 1967 aerial, I can’t find any others. Could I have another hint?

RDA123
RDA123 on August 27, 2020 at 9:30 pm

It was called the McHenry Drive-In at it was located directly behind the Wal Mart store at 3848 McHenry. This picture above is not McHenry Drive-In, it is the Prescott Drive-In. ( see the 99 expressway in the left corner of the image ) I have posted some images which show where the McHenry Drive-In was, a map from 1969 and an aerial photo from 1966 that was taken before the Drive-In was built.

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