Lacey Drive-In

700 Sleater-Kinney Road SE,
Lacey, WA 98503

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Previously operated by: Tom Moyer Luxury Theatres

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This local landmark was built by the Art Zabel family, who continued to operate it until 1978, when it was sold to Tom Moyer’s Luxury Theaters of Portland, Oregon. Luxury Theaters operated it until it closed. A Fred Meyer store and retail strip mall have since replaced it.

Contributed by David Jensen

Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

kateymac01 on October 14, 2005 at 8:27 pm

When did this drive-in close?

KenLayton on October 14, 2005 at 10:32 pm

In November 1981 there was a huge windstorm that blew down the left one-third of the screen. Theater closed and sat for several years before being torn down.

KenLayton on February 1, 2008 at 6:57 pm

I contributed some of the photos and information to Arthur Allen’s Drive-ins of Western Washington site.

KenLayton on June 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm

The checkstands of the Fred Meyer store entrance “A” approximate where the screen tower once stood.

KenLayton on August 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Link to an aerial photo of the Lacey drive-in taken in 1957.

KenLayton on December 16, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Screen tower was all wood construction with telephone poles as the main support. The picture area was 40 feet by 94 feet with a flat black masking border painted on it. The tower did not angle toward the ramps. It was straight. The face of the picture area was all asbestos tiles.

KenLayton on January 5, 2015 at 3:38 am

I have now added my hand drawn map of the theater property to the photos page for this theater.

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