El Rancho 4 Drive-In

555 El Rancho Drive,
Sparks, NV 89431

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The El Rancho opened in 1950 as a single-screen drive-in. Over the years, it has grown to four screens. There is parking for over 560 cars and FM sound. The drive-in was operated by the Century Theatres chain. The El Rancho also hosts a swap meet.

It is now operated by the West Winds Drive-Ins chain.

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wago70
wago70 on March 7, 2006 at 9:30 am

After all these years, this is still a fun place to visit! I worried during the mid 80’s the place would close. Still a fun destination on hot summer nights.
The best “Drive-In fare” would play here in the ‘60’s and '70’s. Everything from the “Planet of the Apes” films, horror films, “Swinging Cheerleaders”-type T&A films to the latest blockbusters would play here side by side.
The first film I ever saw, “Jaws”, I saw here in 1975. I visit every summer when I’m in town.
Great place and the projection is good. Nothing but great memories of the El Rancho!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 30, 2007 at 9:18 am

Here is a photo of the El Rancho 4 Drive-In.

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