Fruitridge Drive-In

5201 Fruitridge Road,
Sacramento, CA 95820

715 cars

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Frankstone001
Frankstone001 on July 17, 2017 at 2:55 am

It’s nice to see comments about how people spent their younger days at this drive-in. It puts a smile on a person’s face…… :).

GregHawkins
GregHawkins on June 8, 2017 at 3:11 am

I grew up going to movies at Fruitridge Drive-in. My parents used to take me all the time in the summer. I remember playing at the playground next to the snackbar in my PJs until the cartoons started.

Frankstone001
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!

tubafoole
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!!

stevehoff
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!

JasonBalch
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.

scottfavareille
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.