It started at 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon at an empty parking lot at the Sacramento 6 Drive-In.
Three people called police when they saw someone standing on top of one of the big screens. Police arrived around 2 p.m., finding a man waving at them from above.
The 46-year-old managed to get up there by climbing the supportive beam – with a bottle of vodka in one hand. The fire department soon arrived on scene and got him down with a ladder.
Robert Desomber made it down safely, and was booked for public intoxication.