Tower Drive-In

2500 Rudkin Road,
Union Gap, WA 98903

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Previously operated by: Yakima Theatres

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Aerial photo of The Tower Drive-In: Union Gap, WA, 1961

Located in Union Gap to the south of Yakima, WA. Opened in May 1948 by the Mercy family (who run Yakima Theatres), it would be demolished 30 years later. As of January 2013, Lowe’s sits where the Tower Drive-In used to be.

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thisisjohnbook on January 31, 2013 at 1:27 am

Capacity for this drive-in was 425.

willboyan on February 11, 2016 at 11:14 pm

Hello. I am writing a book about a murder where the killer was arrested in this theater. If you know about this theater, please email or call me. I would like to know more.

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MichaelKilgore on April 2, 2023 at 4:41 pm

Boxoffice, April 24, 1948: “YAKIMA, WASH. — The 800-car drive-in theatre built by the Mercy theatre interests on south First street is expected to open May 1. The ozoner will have a screen 50x56 feet, mounted on a 70-foot tower, and is equipped with in-car speakers, according to Frederick Mercy jr.”

Jamey_monroe45 on July 16, 2023 at 10:04 am

Now Sea Gallery and Panera behind the Valley Mall @ 25 E Valley Mall Blvd, Union Gap, WA 98903. Rudkin was the back of the theatre.

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