Sage Crest Drive-In

U.S. 95 Alt and Birch Drive,
Yerington, NV 89447

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Previous Names: Drive-In

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Sage Crest Drive-In

The Drive-In was opened on May 27, 1953. Operated by Peter & Gina Perry, it was still operating as the Drive-In in 1957. Later renamed Sage Crest Drive-In it was later owned by R. Perry and had space for 250 cars. It was closed in 1984.

It reopened under new management on May 17, 1991 and closed on August 16, 1995. It was closed at the end of 1995.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre on August 18, 2007 at 9:32 am

There are some photos of the Sage on

jwmovies on November 18, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Approx. location for this drive-in was north of U.S. 95 Alt & Birch Dr. Ramps, screen and building still up for now.

SteveSwanson on February 1, 2014 at 5:00 pm

I found some more info: the first film was “The Living Desert” from Disney, which puts the opening around 1954. It closed sometime in the 1980’s.

TBustah on July 26, 2018 at 2:28 am

No, I grew up in Yerington, and it was open well into the 90s. When Casino West (now Pioneer Crossing) opened their indoor theater in the summer of 1992, this drive-in was able to compete with it for a few years because they each only had one screen. I believe it closed around 1995.

MichaelKilgore on January 3, 2020 at 9:06 am

Boxoffice, June 20, 1953: “The Yerington Drive-In at Nevada opened May 27. The 350-car ozoner is owned by Regina and Pete Perry who now are staging a contest to determine a name for the situation.”

dallasmovietheaters on March 14, 2020 at 11:57 am

The Sagecrest Drive-In Theatre closed in 1984. It then reopened under new management after a five year absence on July 7, 1989 with “Batman.” It closed again and reopened with new management on May 17, 1991. The Sage Crest Drive-In Theatre closed August 16, 1995 with “Pinocchio” and “Newsies.” It had English language feature films on Friday and Saturday and Spanish language offerings on Sundays. It closed again and reopened on July 7, 1995 with “Congo” and “While You Were Sleeping.” It appears to have closed at the end of the 1995 season for good. However, it was listed in the newspaper listings without showtimes from 1996 to 1998.

DavidZornig on June 4, 2020 at 4:54 am

Article with a drone pic of the Sage Crest.

KenLayton on June 4, 2020 at 9:09 am

Looks like with some work, this could be reopened.

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