Ace Drive-In

8015 S. Imperial Road,
Lemon Grove, CA 92045

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Ace Drive-In

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The Ace Drive-In closed in 1986 and was replaced by a grocery store.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 3, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Here is a 1964 aerial photo. The LA Times reported in the late 80s that the Ace was razed in 1984 and replaced by housing. That appears to be more accurate, if you look at the current aerial photo.
http://tinyurl.com/ylsz88e

rivest266
rivest266 on August 9, 2011 at 11:41 am

3615 Grove Street maps properly. An apartment complex now stands on the site

old aerial: http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials.php?scale=1.04200837212108E-05&lat=32.744708&lon=-117.027258&year=1964

jwmovies
jwmovies on August 31, 2012 at 3:55 pm

A better address for this drive-in would be 8024 Broadway, Lemon Grove, California 91945. The entrance is still there. The screen faced away from Broadway towards Lemon Grove Way.

croftjeepn
croftjeepn on October 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm

JW is correct the entrance was next to where the car wash is now. The theater took up the land now covered by the village walk town house development. You used to go down a private roadway and turn left into the drive in the road also continued north between the drive in and the business that is a cabinet shop now and came out on Lemon Grove way. The road always had some huge potholes. In the late seventies and early eighties it was five dollars a car to go to the Ace drive in. All the mount Miguel high stundents spent some serious time there watching those movies.

coltrane1
coltrane1 on July 8, 2013 at 1:24 am

My Dad and I used to go to the “ ACE ” on the wk ends , when I was in Jr High and High School // 1960 – 1965. They featured 3-5 Science Fiction Flix and would run them pretty much all night. GREAT MEMORIES !!!

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 24, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Please update to 8024 Broadway.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on October 24, 2014 at 8:25 pm

The newspapers display ads list the address the same as in the header. 8015 Imperial Road.

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