South Salem Drive-In

365 Lancaster Drive SE,
Salem, OR 97301

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Previously operated by: United Theatres

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South Salem Drive-In

The South Salem Drive-In was opened around 1955 with a capacity for 400 cars. It was operated by William R. Forman & Ted Gamble, who had been joined by United Theatres. It was closed when it was destroyed by fire in 1964. It was rebuilt and eventually became a 4-screen theatre.

The Regal Santiam Stadium 11 were built on the site and opened February 5, 1999.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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SteveFratelli on September 5, 2016 at 12:43 pm

The marquee was torn down last year after it became a safety issue. Regal Cinemas decided it was easier to tear down than spend the money to bring it up to code.

Kenmore on September 5, 2016 at 1:04 pm

From the aerials, it appears that the drive-in existed well past 1964. In fact, it was transformed from a single to a four-screen well after 1964.

MichaelKilgore on October 9, 2021 at 2:34 pm

Motion Picture Herald, March 22, 1952: “Albert and William Forman, operators of six downtown theatres in Salem, Ore., and one drive-in there, have purchased six acres of ground three miles south of Salem, and will build their second drive-in.”

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