Redwood Drive-In

24 Millbrae Avenue,
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

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Previously operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

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Redwood Drive-In

Located to the south of Santa Rosa near Cotati. The Redwood Drive-In was opened September 5, 1947 with Tommy Dorsey & Jimmy Dorsey in “The Fabulous Dorseys” & Peter Lawford in “Son of Lassie”. It was operated by Jess Levine & Paul Zenovich with General Theatrical Co. Later owned by United Artists it was closed on July 16, 1986 with Mitchell Gaulord in “American Anthem” & Sylvestor Stallone in “Cobra”. Now Outback and Wal-Mart.

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Scott Neff
Scott Neff on February 7, 2017 at 11:17 pm

This is actually in Rohnert Park, CA which may at one point have been southern Santa Rosa.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on March 14, 2017 at 9:33 pm

Sept 5,1947 Grand Opening Night

Denny Pine
Denny Pine on September 14, 2018 at 4:43 pm

Grand opening features were “The Fabulous Dorseys” and “Son Of Lassie”. Final night of operation was July 16, 1986 with “American Anthem” and “Cobra”.

MichaelKilgore on January 7, 2020 at 8:13 pm

Boxoffice, July 3, 1954: “SANTA ROSA, CALIF. – Philip Zenovich, owner of the State Theatre at Petaluma, Calif., has purchased the Redwood Drive-In here from G. E. Burnette and Alfred Truslow jr., who built the airer in 1947. Zenovich said that he will revamp the 18-acre site to include a picnic area and a children’s playground.”

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