Marysville Drive-In

5575 Chestnut Road,
Marysville, CA 95901

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Previous Names: Sierra Drive-In

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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 13 comments)

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 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 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 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 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.

dansdriveintheater on January 10, 2019 at 8:21 pm

has since been demolished!

MichaelKilgore on July 24, 2023 at 8:42 pm

Boxoffice, May 7, 1979: “Gene O'Neill … will oversee operation of … the Yuba City Drive-In (formerly Auto-see) and the Marysville Drive-In (formerly Sierra).”

Marysville-Yuba City Appeal-Democrat, April 9, 2005: “Robert Golding has run the Marysville Drive-In Theater since 1978, outlasting corporate ownership and many other drive-ins … The Marysville Drive-In Theatre, in operation since 1966, is expected to close Oct. 30 … Golding said he could not renew the theater’s lease on a long-term basis because of the pending sale of the property … Golding has been at the theater since 1978, when he started running it for the previous, corporate owners. He has leased the property since 1986. The movie theater sits just off the west side of Highway 70 near Erle Road. With a 45-foot by 90-foot screen, it can accommodate 450 cars.”

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