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I’m glad they are finally going forward with this project…we need to save our historic theaters.
The other drive in in Big Bear was called the Peter Pan Woodland Drive In
Seen many a flick here. Great theater.
I remember when they had the Mini Cine downstairs and showed some great old films.
There were actually two Drive Ins in Big Bear.
The theater is still sittiing there, vacant. Saw Aladdin there. Was a pretty nice place.
This is now part of a school that bought all but the Indoor Swap Meet at the old mall.
I saw Amittyville 3 in 3D, Decline of Western Civilation Part 2: The Metal Years, The Jazz Singer, and many others at this one. Sad that Montclair had three indoor theaters and 2 drive ins and now only there is only the one drive in (Mission Tiki Drive In).
This is from Newsday, July 6, 2008
<<The Tudor-style Westbury Theater, built in 1927, has sat in poor repair for several years. But Mayor Ernest Strada said the village is working with the theater’s owner to overcome a major hurdle: parking.
He said the village hopes to seize land north and east of the theater through the eminent domain process and to allow the owner to build a parking lot there. Strada said he expects the theater to be restored within the next two years.>>
Pics of flyers from PVA shows:
Oh, heck, this was the Pomona Valley Auditorium?? Been there soooo many times to see concerts…lol, didn’t know that the California Theater and the PVA were one and the same.
Does anyone have any info on the Lyric or American Theaters in Pomona? Cinema Tour has them both listed simply as closed, but no other info on them.
Cinetour had the California listed as the California Fox and also known as the United Artists Theater on 3rd in Pomona…same place?
Pomona Public Library has these pics:
Pomona Public Library has these photos of The Belvedere Theater:
Pomona Public Library had this photo listed as California Theater in Pomona
There were two other theaters in Montclair at one time, the UA 6 (now a church) and another one on Holt between Ramona and Indian Hill. Does anyone remember the name of that theater? I saw alot of movies at all three Montclair theaters.
My mother remembers this theater, said it had rats. She saw The Blob there.
Sigh, I remember going to see a double bill of Grease and Saturday Night Theater here, as well as seeing Poltergeist. It’s a beautiful theater inside. I also remember seeing my cousins band play here at a battle of the bands in the late 70’s/early 80’s.
I have a beautiful black and white shot that my cousin took a few years back. Main St. isn’t the same since the theater closed and Sweezy’s, Linton’s, Rimland’s, and Woolworth closed their doors.
Wow, thanks! You’d never even know driving through there that there was ever a grand drive-in like this there…how sad.
My mom thinks this place might have been on Holt, does anyone know exactly where? I went there as a kid, but can’t really remember it.
There is a pic of it here.
Living in Montclair, this was one of the three theaters within walking distance of my house. I loved going to the Midnight Shows! They not only showed Rocky Horror, but things like Pink Floyd’s The Wall, Heavy Metal, and various horror flicks. Saw Legend and My Deadly Friend at the midnight shows, lol!
Remember going to a packed house to see E.T. here when it was released.
Montclair went from having 3 walk in theaters and 1 drive in to only having the drive in. Sad, really sad.
I remember going to this drive-in and seeing Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger! As a kid, I would love to play in the playground until the cartoons would start before the movie (usually Woody Woodpecker) and then my sister and I would dash to the car.
I wish this drive-in could have been saved as a working drive in, not just the marquee. It’s on Rte 66 for goodness sake, talk about Americana! Sheesh, shame on Azusa indeed!
The Covina Twin didn’t have the playground, that was the Azusa Foothill Drive-In, had a feeling I had mixed the two up.
It was located in a neighborhood called Neverland in Big Bear. Nothing remains of it. Contacted my friend in Big Bear for the info, thanks Kyra
Does anyone know it’s former location in Big Bear?