Big Sky Drive-In

1044 E. Huntington Drive,
Duarte, CA 91010

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I grew up in Monrovia and as a kid I went to a drive-in in Duarte named Big Sky Drive-In. It was on Huntington Drive and was demolished to make way for a Fedco, which later became a Target.

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steveo on April 15, 2005 at 8:32 pm

I remember going there as a kid with my parents…..
and seeing it as it was in transition being torn down…
it made me sad..

robert1954 on September 9, 2005 at 10:00 pm

I remember it being the best of times, when my friends and I would stop at the little Hamburger joint across the street, grab a bite to eat, go to the Minature Gulf coures next door to it, then finishing off the day by going to the Big Sky Drive-In and catching one or two
Flicks.I surely miss those days, it seems like a long time ago.

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kencmcintyre on November 7, 2008 at 9:51 am

Here is an October 1960 ad from the Pasadena Independent:

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 16, 2008 at 12:40 am

The October 8, 1949, issue of Boxoffice Magazine noted that the Big Sky Drive-In had opened recently. It was designed by architect J. Arthur Drielsma. The May 7 issue of the same magazine had said that theater was being built by, and would be operated by, a partnership called Big Sky Corporation.

A brief item in the December 21, 1951, issue of Boxoffice said that Lou Berman had disposed of his interests in the Big Sky Drive-In to Jack Drumm and a group of associates.

Though the Edwards Theatre Circuit did once operate several drive-ins in the San Gabriel Valley (usually in partnership with Pacific Drive-Ins), I don’t recall the Big Sky being among them. My memory of the listings so long ago is pretty dim, though. I do know that the Big Sky was listed in the Times with the Pacific Drive-Ins by 1971.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on November 26, 2009 at 3:30 am

Gives a good view of what the drive-in looked like at one time. I fail to see the problem with that.

TLSLOEWS on March 2, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Whats wrong with the aerials they a pictures of the theatres or drive-ins.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on March 10, 2010 at 9:37 pm

I’d rather have an aerial vs no photo at all.

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