Tri-City Drive-In

25352 Redlands Boulevard,
Loma Linda, CA 92354

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Tri-City Drive-In

The 99 Drive-In opened August 20, 1939 with Fredric March in Trade Winds" & Robert Armstrong in “The Girl Said No”. It was closed in 1940. It reopened January 1, 1947.

On November 28, 1949 it was renamed Tri-City Drive-In. The tower had a picture of a ski jumper. Some listings put the theatre in Redlands as well. The Tri-City Drive-In was closed on September 6, 1993 with Harrison Ford in “The Fugitive” & Jason James Richter in “Free Willy”.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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richjr37 on August 15, 2009 at 6:00 pm

dammit! well,it works anyway.

rivest266 on May 27, 2015 at 1:50 am

This opened as Drive-In on August 20th, 1939 and closed in 1940. Reopened on January 1st, 1947 and renamed Tri-City by December 1st, 1949. Grand opening ads in photo section.

Logan5 on June 13, 2017 at 6:22 pm

“The Rocketeer” was presented here in 35mm beginning on Friday June 21, 1991.

davidcoppock on July 23, 2017 at 6:40 am

This drive-in might be the drive-in seen in an episode of the tv series Chips(season 3, episode 6 – Return of the supercycle)?

DRIVEIN101 on September 14, 2018 at 6:41 am

First newspaper ad as Tri-City Drive-In (from the San Bernardino County Sun) was November 28, 1949

DRIVEIN101 on October 2, 2018 at 8:35 am

Whoever is responsible for making changes, please change the date of the first newspaper ad as Tri-City to November 28, 1948. Once the change is made, I will delete this and the previous comment. My apologies for the error

DRIVEIN101 on October 2, 2018 at 8:43 am

The Tri-City’s final night of operation was September 6, 1993 with “The Fugitive” and “Free Willy”

davidcoppock on October 2, 2018 at 9:25 am

Opened with “Trade winds”, and “The Girl said no”. Demolished(date unknown?). Now an empty field. Address is Highway 99, at Richardson Street.

MichaelKilgore on July 17, 2019 at 8:15 am

What became the Tri-City was advertising as the 99 Drive-In in 1940. The “99” was featured in its ads after it reopened in 1947 until it became the Tri-City, which was Nov. 28, 1948 according to DriveIn101 above.

kennerado on December 6, 2019 at 5:50 pm

It’s not an empty field, the decaying ramps still exist along with the trees on the outline of the site. The entry/exit still exists as well.

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