Ceres Drive-In may reopen this year

Ceres CA fall sunset

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According to an article in the Modesto (CA) Bee, the Ceres Theatre may reopen some time in 2013. The drive-in had closed after the 2008 season, then suffered extensive damage in a “suspicious” fire in June 2010. But its new owners, Diego Castillo and family, say the local community wants to see it reopen.

For now, the site operates as a flea market on weekends. Starting in April, a farmers market will operate alongside the flea market. There’s a new concession area, but Castillo said a separate projection booth still needs to be built.

Bee columnist Jeff Jardine also voiced his support for the drive-in. “A nostalgic night out,” he wrote, “just like the olden days. The kids might find they actually like leaving the house to watch a movie beneath the stars.” Here’s hoping!

2 thoughts on “Ceres Drive-In may reopen this year

  1. This is the best thing I’ve read in awhile! It’s definitely going to give us more to do around here. I’m beyond excited and can’t wait to hear when it’s opening!

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