Tri-City Drive-In

25352 Redlands Boulevard,
Loma Linda, CA 92354

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richjr37
richjr37 on August 15, 2009 at 9:00 pm

dammit! well,it works anyway.

richjr37
richjr37 on August 15, 2009 at 8:59 pm

[http://www.tinyurl.com/pqeknn]Fixed link](http://www.tinyurl.com/pqeknn)

richjr37
richjr37 on August 15, 2009 at 8:55 pm

According to the history of Loma Linda:http://tinyurl.com/pqeknn
it wasn’t until 1970 that this largely Seventh Day Adventist community became an incorparated city.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 15, 2009 at 7:10 pm

No wonder they called it Tri-City. No one seems to know where it was, specifically. The 1952 ad puts it between Colton and Redlands, but my question would be whether Loma Linda even existed as a city back then. If not, then the theater would have been in no mans land between the two cities mentioned in the ad.

richjr37
richjr37 on August 15, 2009 at 6:54 pm

I drove by there yesterday on the way back to Calimesa. Absolutely nothing remains of the drive-in. I can recall a lot of exploitation movies played here in the 1970s-80s.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 15, 2009 at 5:59 pm

This is from the Redlands Daily Facts, July 1952:

“Quo Vadis”, the story of the world’s most wicked empire and the love story of a pagan soldier and a beautiful Christian slave girl, starts tomorrow at the Tri-City Drive-In theatre, Highway 99 between Colton and Redlands. The Metro Goldwyn Mayer film stars Robert Taylor and Deborah Kerr with a cast of thousands.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 12, 2009 at 1:04 am

Here are 1983 and 1984 photos, respectively. San Berdoo would be the third of the tri-cities, along with Redlands and Loma Linda.
http://tinyurl.com/o3ar3q
http://tinyurl.com/re6437

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 11, 2009 at 3:12 pm

I’m surprised the land isn’t developed for other use yet. In THIS 1994 shot, the screen still looks to be there. Looks to be gone in mid to late 90’s.