Bay Drive-In

715 9th Avenue,
Coos Bay, OR 97420

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Previously operated by: Western Amusement Company Inc.

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Bay Drive-In

The Bay Drive-In opened on Friday, July 17, 1953, according to a note a week later in Boxoffice. The opening program was Esther Williams in “Duchess of Idaho” & Dean Stockwell in “The Happy Years”.

The 1955-56 Theatre Catalog listed the Bay Drive-In with a capacity of 635 cars, owner Western Amusement.

A commenter on wrote, “The theater was closed after a storm toppled the screen. I believe it was the infamous Columbus Day storm in 1962”.

The drive-in appeared to be intact, except perhaps for the screen, in 1969-70 aerial photos. By 1982 its structures were completely gone, though even today it’s still possible to see faint ramp arcs at the site.

Contributed by Michael Kilgore

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

kennerado on April 20, 2021 at 6:37 am

Opened with “Duchess of Idaho” and “Happy Years”

Jamey_monroe45 on July 17, 2023 at 11:22 am

Now Pepsi. Please update.

Kenmore on July 21, 2023 at 8:05 am

Only the faint parch marks of the first few rows of the ramps and what may be the buried foundation of the screen are still present.

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