Citrus Heights Drive-In

8401 Auburn Boulevard,
Citrus Heights, CA 95610

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Citrus Heights Drive-In

Located to the south of Roseville in Citrus Heights. The Citrus Heights Drive-In was opened on August 3, 1950 with Randolph Scott in “The Cariboo Trail” & Arthur Singleton in “Beware of Blondie”. By 1955 it was operated by General Theatrical Co. It was closed in fall of 1979. Now Auburn Oaks Apartments.

Contributed by James Monroe

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rivest266 on April 30, 2019 at 3:56 pm

This opened on August 3rd, 1950. Grand opening ad posted.

kennerado on December 7, 2019 at 7:01 am

It might’ve closed a lot earlier, a 1966 aerial appears to show the concession building destroyed.

MichaelKilgore on May 15, 2020 at 11:47 am

kennerado is right about the 1966 aerial, but it must have been a remodeling project because the Citrus Heights was still active in 1977 at least. The Motion Picture Almanac did a fresh survey that year and included the Citrus Heights under Roseville, and the drive-in was still intact in the 1978 aerial I posted here. Topo maps included it through 1984, and the MPA continued to include the Citrus Heights through its last drive-in list in 1988. By a 1993 aerial, it was long gone.

kennerado on July 10, 2020 at 3:29 am

Closed in fall of 1979 according to an article in the Press-Tribune.

Kenmore on July 10, 2020 at 11:10 am

The concession stand/projection booth appears intact in the 1966 aerial photo. It’s just that the photo itself is not nearly as sharp as the 1964 one.

Besides, if they had torn down the concession stand, there would be equipment, tracks of large trucks, and the like on the ground. Tearing up a building makes a big mess.

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