Bend Drive-In

20467 Cooley Road,
Bend, OR 97701

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Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on February 12, 2014 at 1:01 pm

The Bend Drive-In sounded familiar, so I checked my archives and I had the opening day ad. Drivein101 I have got caught few times myself researching and looking at movie ads.

DRIVEIN101
DRIVEIN101 on February 12, 2014 at 12:27 pm

The ad above is one of those misleading prints; it’s actually for the opening of the second season. Unfortunately, this is an all-too-common (and frustrating) problem for drive-in researchers like me. The Bend’s actual grand opening date was July 6, 1950; the ad is on page two of the Bend Bulletin (accessible though the Google newspaper archives).

rivest266
rivest266 on August 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm

This opened on April 26th, 1951. Grand opening ad uploaded here.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 9, 2011 at 5:12 pm

20467 Cooley Rd, Bend, OR 97701

The above address will map to the location of the drive-in, which is visible using Google Earth using historical imagery for the year 2000 and prior years.