Valley Drive-In

10477 Central Avenue,
Montclair, CA 91763

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Valley Drive-In

Located in Montclair and known for its large neon mural and caged monkeys next to the playground. It was opened in 1948, with monkeys added in 1949. It was demolished and replaced with a Dodge dealer in 1980.

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sameegrl on July 26, 2008 at 3:48 pm

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.
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kencmcintyre on July 26, 2008 at 3:54 pm

Here is a 1952 photo. I think the placard says Holt Boulevard and Central Avenue.

sameegrl on July 26, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Wow, thanks! You’d never even know driving through there that there was ever a grand drive-in like this there…how sad.

jwmovies on December 28, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 10477 Central Ave. While the entrance was the car dealership, most of the drive-in is now Saratoga Park behind this.

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