Mt. Baldy Drive-In

3515 White Avenue,
La Verne, CA 91750

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OCRon on November 18, 2015 at 11:39 pm

The Mt. Baldy Drive-In, independently owned, opened on June 9, 1960.

On August 2, 1961, it was leased by Fox West Coast Theatres as their first Southern California drive-in. (News story in photos section). It closed in 1984.

aabaca on November 12, 2015 at 5:01 pm

I used the be the projectionist at the drive-in until it was closed. Larry Jacobs was the owner and gave me my first chance at a job there. Back then it was managed by Jim Vanderhoff and I had the privilege of seeing many, of what would become, classic movies. I also had a chance at manning the snack bar for the swap meets on the weekends. Does anyone remember Lisa B., Jeff A., Paul S., Mr. Poulos or Rick B.? (Rick B.’s father owned a textile mill and was pretty well off.)

steve_sey on July 2, 2014 at 6:34 pm

Saw many movies there from childhood into adulthood. My brother had to go get our parents at 2:00 AM because they fell asleep with a light on in the camper and drained the battery. When they woke up the place was empty. Great swap meets with wonderful stuff from peoples garages. Bought my first skateboard (used with clay wheels) and some records that I still have. Does anyone who went there remember Ed the welder?