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DishpanHands commented about Mather Auto Movie on Aug 24, 2017 at 10:31 am

I saw many great movies there as a child (Ben Hur, The Ten Commandments, The Guns of Navarone, The Pink Panther, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World to name a few). In looking at some old drive-in trade journals, I saw that some owners put playgrounds near the snack bar. I don’t remember if the Mather had those or not. I hope someone can come up with a picture of the place.

DishpanHands commented about Thunderbird Drive-In on Aug 24, 2017 at 10:28 am

NYozoner I just saw your message, thank you! I was so curious that I went to the State Library to look at the old phonebooks to see if I could find it. It was indeed the one you say, and was listed under “Mather Auto Drive” with the phone number 363-5959. It didn’t list the address other than “Folsom Blvd.” I did see it mentioned in a few old drive-in journals for the trade.

DishpanHands commented about Thunderbird Drive-In on Sep 30, 2016 at 11:03 am

Does anyone remember a drive-in in the 1960s on Folsom Blvd. between Mather Field and Bradshow, on the right (north) side of Folsom Blvd as you’re heading toward Sacramento? I don’t remember its name, but am pretty sure I’m not thinking of the Thunderbird.