Sunset Drive-In

1124 4th Street,
Taft, CA 93268

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

Additional Info

Nearby Theaters

1955 Aerial Photo

The Sunset Drive-In was opened in June 1950 when it was operated by Scott Theatres. By 1955 it was operated by James Parks and Sunset Drive-In Theatres Inc. It was closed in 1960. Now Storage Bin and Valley Circle behind that property.

Contributed by James Monroe

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

MichaelKilgore on January 14, 2020 at 4:45 pm

Boxoffice, Sept. 1, 1956: “Al O'Keefe and Judy Poynter have taken over the Sunset Drive-In in Taft from Jim Parks”

MichaelKilgore on June 14, 2021 at 6:25 pm

Boxoffice, March 18, 1950: “TAFT, CALIF. – A new drive-in is being constructed on a ten-acre site on Sixth street here northeast of the Lincoln school for Scott Theatres, Inc., owners and operators of the Terrace Drive-In in Bakersfield and of a chain of drive-ins in Texas.”

Boxoffice, March 25, 1950: “TAFT, CALIF. – The new $90,000 drive-in being built on a ten-acre plot between Taft and Ford City, will be opened about the first of May, says Oliver E. Scott, vice-president of Scott Theatres, Inc. “We haven’t decided on a name for the new theatre,” Scott says. “We have been thinking of initiating a name contest, awarding a prize for the winning suggestion.” Scott Theatres operates a circuit of theatres in Texas, and Scott and his mother Maggie operate the big Terrace Drive-In in Bakersfield. Mrs. Scott is president of the organization.”

Boxoffice, May 20, 1950: “TAFT, CALIF. – The new Sunset Drive-In nearing completion between Taft and Ford City will be opened May 15, by Oliver E. Scott of Scott Theatres, operator of the Terrace Drive-In in Bakersfield and of a chain in Texas. The Sunset will have space for 560 cars and will cost $100,000.”

Boxoffice, July 15, 1950: (open 1950 list) “Sunset, 628, Scott Theatres”

Theatre Catalog, 1952: “Sunset D. I. Exec: James Parks and Sam Stiefel. (628)”

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater.