Bel-Air Drive-In

15895 Valley Boulevard,
Fontana, CA 92335

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Previously operated by: Pacific Theatres

Functions: Swap Meet

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Bel-Air Drive-In

This was a Pacific theater. It was opened November 21, 1956 with Elvis presley in “Love Me Tender” & Robert Arthur in “The Desperados are Back in Town”. It was closed on September 14, 1989 with John Candy in “Uncle Buck” & Jim Belushi in “K-9”. The property is now used for swap meets.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

kencmcintyre on October 24, 2008 at 9:12 pm

There are a couple of photos from 2000 on this site:

Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on December 19, 2008 at 2:35 pm

This was a fun place. It was out in the middle of nowhere. Because of the TV show, Airwolf, I started college at San Bernardino Valley College with a major in Aeronautics. Later, I went to the big Pacific drive-in, the Baseline. A lot of good times running that projection room.

William on December 19, 2008 at 2:52 pm

The address is 15895 Valley Blvd., Fontana, Ca. 92335 and the car capacity was around 1000-1050.

kencmcintyre on December 16, 2009 at 6:16 pm

Here is a 1959 aerial photo. At that time Fontana was more agricultural than commercial, judging by the adjacent properties:

Denny Pine
Denny Pine on September 14, 2018 at 7:45 am

Grand opening was on November 21, 1956 with Elvis' debut film “Love Me Tender”, plus “The Desperados Are In Town” starring Robert Arthur and Kathy Nolan. Final night of operation was September 14, 1989 with “Uncle Buck” and “K-9”.

MichaelKilgore on January 30, 2020 at 7:00 am

Boxoffice, Jan. 8, 1962: “The Bel Aire Drive-In, Fontana, has been taken over by Pacific Drive-In Theatres, including booking and buying”

MichaelKilgore on July 10, 2021 at 3:26 pm

The final listing (as “Belair”) in the daily Pacific Theatres' ad in the Los Angeles Times was Sept. 10, 1989. It had the movies that DriveIn101 mentioned a couple of posts ago, but it wasn’t in any Pacific ads after that.

taylordiving on January 2, 2023 at 3:53 pm

Unfortunately it’s now been paved over and there’s no remaining trace.

Jamey_monroe45 on July 25, 2023 at 10:19 am

Now LKQ auto parts next to Interstate 10.

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