Bay Drive-In

715 9th Avenue,
Coos Bay, OR 97420

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Previously operated by: Western Amusement Company Inc.

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Bay Drive-In

The Bay Drive-In opened on Friday, July 17, 1953, according to a note a week later in Boxoffice. The opening program was Esther Williams in “Duchess of Idaho” & Dean Stockwell in “The Happy Years”.

The 1955-56 Theatre Catalog listed the Bay Drive-In with a capacity of 635 cars, owner Western Amusement.

A commenter on wrote, “The theater was closed after a storm toppled the screen. I believe it was the infamous Columbus Day storm in 1962”.

The drive-in appeared to be intact, except perhaps for the screen, in 1969-70 aerial photos. By 1982 its structures were completely gone, though even today it’s still possible to see faint ramp arcs at the site.

Contributed by Michael Kilgore

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kennerado on April 20, 2021 at 6:37 am

Opened with “Duchess of Idaho” and “Happy Years”

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