Marysville Drive-In

5575 Chestnut Road,
Marysville, CA 95901

474 cars

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Marysville Drive-In

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The Marysville Drive-In opened in 1966 as the Sierra Drive-In. In 1978 the name was changed to the Marysville Drive-In. This drive-in had a capacity for 474 cars.

The Marysville Drive-In was closed in 2005.

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Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

JasonBalch
JasonBalch on April 11, 2005 at 6:43 am

The Marysville Drive-in will close following the 2005 season, as the owner has sold the property for development.

JasonBalch
JasonBalch on March 30, 2006 at 1:47 pm

This theatre should now be listed as “Closed”. The owner Bob Golding died unexpectedly last year while in the midst of fighting to keep his drive-in operational despite pressure from the landowners to sell. His family was unable to continue without his efforts, and the drive in closed. RIP Bob Golding and the Marysville Drive In.

juliagreen
juliagreen on May 22, 2008 at 7:52 pm

Indeed, Fresh Logic Atlas shows the projection booth and screen, but Google Earth shows only the landform with no structures. A sad look at this change we so frequently discuss. Goodbye to a drive-in.

lisa1966
lisa1966 on November 18, 2009 at 9:36 am

Very sad…I loved this drive-in.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on November 18, 2009 at 12:17 pm

With Google Earth you can always go back and view historical imagery and go back a few years. Sometime up to 1992 or earlier.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 2, 2010 at 3:24 pm

I FELL IN LOVE. If it is so special to you why don’t you write more than what you did above.

netfreckles
netfreckles on April 22, 2015 at 9:07 am

I saw a comment on here about selling it in 2005 for development, here it is 2015, I pass by this property daily and its nothing. I see an officer sitting there in the back all time and I see a small fruit stand on the road side daily. but development yet.

SteveFratelli
SteveFratelli on April 22, 2015 at 3:12 pm

That is the ultimate sign of karma. 10 years ago, Bob Golding got shown the door, although he passed away suddenly and there went the last efforts to keep it going until the bitter end. I’m not surprised this end of town has never seen development. When they came in with the wrecking ball a few years back (and this was so they could present a more favorable look of the land) There was no care taken in the inventory left in the snack bar. I’m sure some fans would have paid to have a keepsake of the Marysville drive-in.

gd14lawn
gd14lawn on May 19, 2015 at 5:31 am

Wow, looking at the pictures it seems this was a very well kept drive in. What a shame that it closed, especially if the land is just going to lie unused.

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