Sunset Drive-In

Highway 101 and 5th Street,
Gearhart, OR 97138

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The Sunset Drive-In was opened in 1950. By 1952 it was operated by Pat Patterson and Oregon Theatres Co-Operative. Purchased by Gregory Kershul in 1955, it appears to have closed possibly in 1975. A housing development with available lots is currently planned for the land.

Gregory Kershul later purchased the Times Theatre in Seaside, Oregon in 1959.

Contributed by David Zornig

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DavidZornig on March 31, 2017 at 11:09 am

Here is the link that mentions the development on the old drive-in site. Paragraph 9.

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Drive-In 54 on March 31, 2017 at 4:05 pm

Address: US 101 at 5th St Gearhart, OR 97138

MichaelKilgore on January 4, 2020 at 10:36 am

Boxoffice, Sept. 12, 1953: “SEASIDE, ORE. – Robert A. Henningsen has sold his interest in the Sunset Drive-In here to Harold T. Wright and Avery A. Combs. The 500-car open-airer was built in 1950 by Henningsen, Harold and Cecil Wright. Later, Cecil Wright sold his interest to Combs.”

MichaelKilgore on January 13, 2020 at 1:24 pm

Boxoffice, June 2, 1956: “GEARHART, ORE. – The Sunset Drive-In here has been bought by Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Kershul who purchased it from Coast Theatres, operators of the outdoor theatre since 1950.”

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