South Chester Drive-In

S. Union Avenue & S.Chester Avenue,
Bakersfield, CA 93304

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just before the screen comes down

Viewing: Photo | Street View

The South Chester Drive-In was opened in August 1945, and was torn down in 1982. It was Bakersfield’s first drive in. My dad, Jeff Lewis, was co-owner.

In later years, he and his partners built the 99 Drive-In and also bought out the Terrace Drive-In. They owned three drive-in’s total.

Contributed by william lewis

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Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on September 11, 2012 at 4:10 am

Have any pictures to share?

CSWalczak on September 11, 2012 at 5:45 am

There are some pictures of this drive-in on its gallery page at

william lewis
william lewis on September 11, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Your street view is all WRONG! The So.Chester was at Union Ave and south Chester Ave. I don’t know how to fix it!

william lewis
william lewis on November 17, 2012 at 12:32 am

For more photos,

jwmovies on December 4, 2012 at 3:54 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 3863 South Chester Avenue. Now Lock Up!

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