Westerner Drive-In

4001 Manzanita Avenue,
Carmichael, CA 95608

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

Additional Info

Previously operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Previous Names: UA Westerner Drive-In

Nearby Theaters

Westerner Drive-In

Opened on July 28, 1950 with Robert Preston in “The Sundowners” & Arthur Franz in “Red Stallion in the Rockies”. The Westerner Drive-In was operated by United California Theaters in the early-1960’s. It may have become a UA theater sometime after that. Capacity was 735 cars. It was closed in 1981.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

davidcoppock on October 6, 2018 at 12:43 am

Opened in 1951 and closed in 1981. 735 cars. Demolished(date unknown?). Site is now possibly a bank(Banl of the west)?

rivest266 on April 30, 2019 at 2:26 pm

This opened on July 28th, 1950. Grand opening ad posted.


MichaelKilgore on January 20, 2020 at 11:09 am

Boxoffice, Feb. 17, 1958: “The Westerner Drive-In here has been sold by Mrs. Robert Gingerich and Ennis Ray to the Reno Amusement Co., which will open the theatre this spring.”

Boxoffice, May 19, 1958: “The Westerner Drive-In here has been reopened by new Manager Barney Warrick after extensive renovations, which include a new 50x100-foot screen, new projection and sound equipment, new snack bar and installation of about $30,000 worth of new equipment. The theatre, now owned by the Reno Amusement & Realty Co., will operate seven days per week throughout the year, according to Warrick.”

kennerado on April 2, 2020 at 10:09 pm

You can see the how the renovations changed the theatre on historic aerials if you look at the 1957 year then the 1964 year.

Jamey_monroe45 on November 13, 2023 at 2:38 pm

Now Carmichael Village shopping center @ Fair Oaks Blvd. Please update.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater.