El Dorado Drive-In

4639 El Dorado Road,
Placerville, CA 95667

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Jamey_monroe45 on July 30, 2023 at 6:05 pm

Believe it or not, most ramps and concession stand are still there! All it needs is a screen and some fixin'up! 😍😍😍

MichaelKilgore on December 5, 2019 at 9:11 am

Boxoffice, Jan. 7, 1950: “The new Rancho Drive-In opened last week in Placerville. It is operated by Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Freitas and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Freitas of San Juan Bautista and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Banta of Placerville.”

Trolleyguy on June 20, 2017 at 7:59 am

That is correct. It is in the original area where the gold rush started in California. This city was known by several different names, including Old Dry Diggings and Hangtown before officially becoming Placerville in 1854.

davidcoppock on June 20, 2017 at 6:27 am

Is Placerville a gold mining area hence the El Dorado name?

tripgrip on June 17, 2017 at 10:59 am

The last time we were there was when we were in high school (Ponderosa High) in 1971 and saw “Diamond are Forever”. You could lay out under the stars in the back of a friends pickup on a mattress and enjoy the movie and the summer. Those were the good ole days.

Rootieboy on March 5, 2015 at 2:23 pm

The last movies I saw in this theater were License to Drive and Crocodile Dundee 2. Both were in 1988, just before the Drive-In closed.

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