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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – April 28, 1950

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

An aerial view of Johnstonville in the 1940’s

Lassen Theater Location Chosen
April 28, 1950

Site of the new drive-in theater was announced today by Lee Zwiebel, local manager of the T & D Enterprises owner of Susanville Sierra theater, and builder of the new drive-in.

The drive-in will be at Johnstonville five miles east of Susanville. Surveying of grades are underway by Walter Grimes civil engineer of Chico.

Joseph McFadden and Son will be supervising contractor for the job. They expect to subcontract nearly all the work to local firms.

Ed Topham T & D construction engineers from San Francisco headquarters of the theater company was in Susanville Saturday and put his ok on the Johnstonville site.

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