99 Drive-In

4500 Buck Owens Boulevard,
Bakersfield, CA 93308

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under exposed photo of the front

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The 99 Drive-In was opened on March 17, 1949. This drive-in had space for 900 cars. It has been replaced by a hotel.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre on August 28, 2007 at 3:05 am

Actual capacity was 660. The operator in 1963 was the Five Star Theatre Corp.

kencmcintyre on January 1, 2010 at 12:11 am

Here is a view of the screen from drive-ins.com:

rivest266 on August 9, 2012 at 11:39 pm

September 8th, 1949 ad uploaded here.

jwmovies on August 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm

The approx. address for this drive-in was 4500 Buck Owens Boulevard (formerly Pierce Rd.). The theatre was where the hotel stands as well as the business a block south of it.

william lewis
william lewis on September 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm

The 99 was enlarged to 1500 cars, the screen enlarged to Cinamascope and a 2nd snack bar adding about 1952.

william lewis
william lewis on November 16, 2012 at 5:18 pm

For more photos, http://www.flickr.com/photos/89107783@N05/sets/

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on November 16, 2012 at 7:51 pm

William..can you write us a overview of the drive-in?

plinfesty on March 24, 2013 at 7:50 am

The 99 Drive-In opened on Thursday, March 17, 1949 with a Big Double Bill Major Studio Feature Show. The regular Friday-Saturday attraction was Romance on the High Seas and Dynamite.

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