Mather Auto Movie

10041 Folsom Boulevard,
Sacramento, CA 95827

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Previously operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

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Mather Auto Movie

The Mather Auto Movie was a drive-in that opened on September 11, 1959 with Paul Newman in “The Young Philadelphians”, Nalaie Wood in “Bombers B-52” & “Tom Sawyer”. It had a capacity for 850 cars. It closed in 1976.

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JasonBalch on March 14, 2005 at 9:28 pm

Former site is now a housing tract.

Backseater on November 29, 2005 at 8:37 pm

I went there several times while attending USAF Navigator School at Mather AFB (right across the street) in 1968. It ran stuff like “Barbarella” and “The Green Berets” (although those two were not shown at the same time) plus the occasional euro-trash porno feature. I also remember something called “Duffy” with James Coburn, James Mason, James Fox (three top-billed actors all named James made an interesting pattern in the newspaper ad), and Susannah York who spent a major portion of the movie wearing a teeny-tiny bikini. This was the year before her appearance in “The Killing of Sister George.” Good times…..

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 17, 2011 at 10:30 pm

“Barbarella” and “ The Green Berets” what a double feature that wasn’t.Or maybe it was SOMEWHERE. Jane and The Duke.LOL.

DishpanHands on August 24, 2017 at 3:31 pm

I saw many great movies there as a child (Ben Hur, The Ten Commandments, The Guns of Navarone, The Pink Panther, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World to name a few). In looking at some old drive-in trade journals, I saw that some owners put playgrounds near the snack bar. I don’t remember if the Mather had those or not. I hope someone can come up with a picture of the place.

rivest266 on May 2, 2019 at 10:52 pm

Opened on September 11th, 1959 Grand opening ad posted.

davidcoppock on May 3, 2019 at 5:55 am

Opened with “The young Philadelphians”, “Bombers B-52”, and “Tom Sawyer”.

Jamey_monroe45 on August 15, 2023 at 10:11 am

The entrance road is now @ 10041 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95827.

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