Fruitridge Drive-In

5201 Fruitridge Road,
Sacramento, CA 95820

715 cars

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Fruitridge Drive-In

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The Fruitridge Drive-In opened around 1950 and closed in 1979. It had a capacity for 715 cars.

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scottfavareille on December 10, 2004 at 3:33 pm

I believe this had been an independent. It may have had a “carload” admission price policy towards the end.

JasonBalch on March 14, 2005 at 3:27 pm

Status should be closed/demolished. It was operated by the Blumenfeld chain, and was located at the corner of Fruitridge Rd and Stockton Blvd in Sacramento. No trace of the Drive-in remains, site is now home to a shopping center and Rite-Aid store.

stevehoff on May 2, 2006 at 3:11 pm

The Fruitridge Drive-In had a unique feature, heated speakers. Affixed to the speaker you would hang from your car window was a small electric heater. This San Diego expatriate had never seen such a feature at drive-ins and was a very welcome treat on cool Sacramento winter nights. I couldn’t use the weather as an excuse not to go.

This was the only drive-in I ever saw where such a feature was offered to its patrons!

tubafoole on August 18, 2012 at 1:03 pm

One of the drive-in theatres where I go to with my family often.Movies seen:Woodstock,Super Fly,Billy Jack……..the list goes on and on.The popcorn there was delicious!!

Frankstone001 on March 8, 2016 at 4:44 pm

Seeing these comments made me remember when a friend of mine’s brother-inlaw who was a projectionest at this drive-in let a few of us watch movies for free in the first row. We’d ride our bicycles up to the drive-in right before it got dark. After the movies were over we’d throw our bikes in the back of Rick’s truck and he would drive us back home!

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