Kitsap Lake Drive-In

6522 Kitsap Way,
Bremerton, WA 98312

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Jamey_monroe45 on July 12, 2023 at 4:18 am

Now an empty field (screen 1) and Puget Sound Energy service center (screen 2).

Please update.

MichaelKilgore on April 8, 2021 at 5:01 pm

More names in Boxoffice, June 27, 1953: “A large contingent from (Seattle) Filmrow attended the opening of the new Kitsap Lake Drive-In at Bremerton Monday (22). It is owned by Dwight Spracher, George Blair and Rex Thompson.”

davidcoppock on February 18, 2020 at 11:16 am

There appears to be a smaller neon sign(roller skate, with a name underneath(partly hidden in the photo above)), behind the big Drive-in marquee(towards the right, seen underneatn to right).

davidcoppock on February 16, 2020 at 6:36 am

Wow, what a marquee!! The marquee is now located at the K.R. Trigger building in Seattle, Washington.

MichaelKilgore on January 3, 2020 at 5:29 pm

That is one gorgeous sign. Also, RoadsideArchitecture was right.

Boxoffice, July 4, 1953: “The New Kitsap Lake Drive-In at Bremerton opened Tuesday (30). … A bang-up preview was staged Monday (22).”

Kenmore on September 28, 2016 at 12:24 pm

A closer address (at least for Google) is 6522 Kitsap Way, Bremerton, WA. Today, the Kitsap Service Center sits on part of the property.

You can still see a partial outline of the drive-in just to the west of the building and parking lot, but otherwise no trace remains.

Tom on February 28, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I used to work there during summer of 69,70. Always had a lot of fun. Remember “Easy Rider”, we were packed every night. Where is the sign located in Seattle??

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 8, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Nice opening story Rob,never heard of employees checking out what was going on in the cars.That is a first one. on July 8, 2010 at 1:56 pm

According to the city tax assessor and the Kitsap Lake Historical Society, this drive-in opened in 1953.

pjdevitt on March 12, 2009 at 12:48 pm

I grew up on nearby Northlake Way in the 70s and remember going here several times as a kid, often watching the movie from the “overcab” bed in our camper! I kind of vaguely remember the sea green marquee mentioned. It also had a small drive-in style playground under the screen, similar but smaller than the one out at Rodeo Drive-in, which we also went to a few times. By the time I graduated high school in 1986 (still living on Northlake) I do remember the Kitsap Lake Drive-In being closed, but I recall there being swap meets there quite often on summer weekends (this may have overlapped their last few years of operation)… then later (I had gone away to college by now) I remember it being used as a storage yard as mentioned. I also recall very well the Indian Head sign, having driven by it hundred of times… I seem to remember it being there for quite a long time after they closed. I am going to ask my Mom who still lives in the area if it remains!