Balsam Drive-In

12450 Balsam Road,
Victorville, CA 92395

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Balsam Drive-In

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The Victorville Daily Press says that Jack Baldock, who at one time or another operated five of the theatres in Victorville, built this two-screen ozoner in 1981. Baldock’s company, Western Amusements, also operated other theaters in the West.

Baldock, a prominent local businessman, who passed away in 2002 at the age of 88, was a theatre veteran, having worked in eight different theatres by the age of 16.
The exact closing date hasn’t been determined but for the curious, the drive-in was located in an area behind where Wal-Mart is located today. An outline of the theatre is still visible on Microsoft maps aerial views.

Memorabilia of some of the theatres in Victorville can be seen at the Victorville Route 66 museum.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 22, 2007 at 9:08 pm

There is an aerial photo on this site:
http://tinyurl.com/224onq

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 22, 2007 at 10:07 pm

I was in Victorville yesterday, which is not a frequent occurrence. I probably drove by the Wal-Mart that is there now.

gripplinger
gripplinger on August 22, 2009 at 6:38 am

I live in Victorville and this drive-in did stand right behind where the Wal-Mart in Victorville is today. If you drive down Balsam Road and look into the field behind Wal-Mart, you can still see the ramps and a few speaker poles still standing. If this one was built in 81, it sure didn’t last long – it was gone by the early-to-mid 90s

Mquiroz
Mquiroz on April 9, 2014 at 12:09 am

What was the name of the drive-in in Victorville? My siblings and I have been racking our brains trying to remember it. It was located by the Burger King on 7th street and the car wash….completely drawing a blank. Thanks, M~

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