Terrace Drive-In

300 W. Terrace Way,
Bakersfield, CA 93304

650 cars

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The 650 car Terrace Drive-In opened July 13, 1949 with Edmund Gwenn in “Hill of Home” & Kristine Miller in “Jungle Patrol”. It was closed in 1988. Has since been used as a tow yard. One of the projectors from the drive-in is displayed in the lobby of the towing service.

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Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on February 21, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Updated with new aerials

rivest266
rivest266 on August 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm

This opened on July 13th, 1950 Grand opening ad uploaded here.

ronnie21
ronnie21 on September 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm

what year were the photos of the screen taken???

william lewis
william lewis on September 26, 2012 at 11:49 am

remember those horrible B rated sci-fi movies from the 1950’s? my dad made a ton of money off of them!

william lewis
william lewis on November 16, 2012 at 8:26 am

For more photos, http://www.flickr.com/photos/89107783@N05/sets/

plinfesty
plinfesty on March 24, 2013 at 12:17 am

The Terrace Drive-In definitely opened before 1950. I started compiling information on all local engagements starting with January 1, 1950 and on that date they were showing the double feature of Beyond the Forest and Chicago Deadline.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on August 4, 2015 at 12:56 pm

A correction above: The Terrace Drive-In opened July 13, 1949. Opening features were “The Hills of Home” and Jungle Patrol."

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 11, 2018 at 11:31 am

Opened with “Hills of Home” and “Jungle Patrol”. The tow yard is called Jims Towing.

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