Edgewood Drive-In

13159 Bess Avenue,
Baldwin Park, CA 91706

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1985 photo credit Mark Ferris.

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The Edgewood Drive-In was opened prior to 1955. It was operated by Aladdin Theatres Inc. and Berman Brothers.

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kencmcintyre on August 10, 2007 at 11:48 pm

From the LA Times, 8/22/76:

Boy Killed, Two Wounded in Shootings at Drive-In

A boy was killed and two persons were wounded early Saturday during a shooting spree at a drive-in theater in Baldwin Park. Police attributed the shootings to youth gangs. A bystander, 13, was fatally wounded while watching police question youths in a van parked in the Edgewood Drive-In Theater’s back row.

Police were called by the theater manager after he heard gun shots in the early morning hours Saturday. Led to the van by an unidentified girl who later disappeared, officers were questioning the van’s occupants when shots were fired from outside the fenced drive-in, hitting the three people. Occupants of the van did not return the fire, but were arrested when police found a shotgun in the vehicle.

Dublinboyo on May 26, 2009 at 11:56 am

This drive in was located along the east bound lanes on the San Bernardino freeway (10) and from your car speeding along you could always tell from the marquee what was playing. I remember they charged $5 for admission by the carload. We used to go to the In and Out Burgers stand not far away and take burgers in with us.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on August 28, 2009 at 2:01 pm

With all that drama, Pacific probably couldn’t wait to tear this place down!

kencmcintyre on January 15, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Here is an October 1958 ad from the LA Times:

TequilaShot on September 29, 2010 at 9:55 am

Somewhere between the year of 1981-1984 my family and I witnessed a UFO sighting at this drive-in location. It’s an experience the four of us will never forget. A strange, bright craft hovered near the upper right corner of the projector screen for almost 2 full minutes before disappearing at such a rapid rate that one would miss it’s departure at the blink of an eye. The drive-in was almost full and I remember folks panicing and fleeing the theatre. Anybody with any information please post any information that can help us get in contact with any of the other people who witness this amazing event.

richjr37 on January 19, 2011 at 12:38 pm

This place ran alot of second/third runs triple features in its last 15+ years

moviebear1 on August 30, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I just found a payroll sheet that says I worked as a projectionist here Aug 16 & 17, 1985. The features were Secret Admirer, Just One Of The Boys & Fraternity Vacation.

DavidZornig on February 19, 2015 at 5:30 pm

1985 photos added. Photo credits Mark Ferris.

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