Edgewood Drive-In

13159 Bess Avenue,
Baldwin Park, CA 91706

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1985 photo credit Mark Ferris.

The Edgewood Drive-In was opened June 15, 1955 with Robert Newton in “Long John Silver” & Frank Lovejoy in “Mad at the World”. It was operated by Aladdin Theatres Inc. and Berman Brothers. It was closed and demolished in 1985 and is now Kaiser Baldwin Park, with the original entrance now a parking garage.

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TequilaShot on September 29, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Somewhere between the year of 1981-1984 my family and I witnessed a UFO sighting at this drive-in location. It’s an experience the four of us will never forget. A strange, bright craft hovered near the upper right corner of the projector screen for almost 2 full minutes before disappearing at such a rapid rate that one would miss it’s departure at the blink of an eye. The drive-in was almost full and I remember folks panicing and fleeing the theatre. Anybody with any information please post any information that can help us get in contact with any of the other people who witness this amazing event.

richjr37 on January 19, 2011 at 3:38 pm

This place ran alot of second/third runs triple features in its last 15+ years

moviebear1 on August 30, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I just found a payroll sheet that says I worked as a projectionist here Aug 16 & 17, 1985. The features were Secret Admirer, Just One Of The Boys & Fraternity Vacation.

DavidZornig on February 19, 2015 at 8:30 pm

1985 photos added. Photo credits Mark Ferris.

indyraza on June 3, 2016 at 7:20 am

Tequila Shot, I was there that night with the UFO. I remember it well. I remember like 70-80% of the cars headed like crazy out the exit, and the line and everyone freaking out. At first it seemed like a helicopter, but as close as it got to the screen, there was no way it was a helicopter, as it also didn’t make any helicopter noise.

rivest266 on August 4, 2016 at 4:20 pm

June 17th, 1955 grand opening ad in photo section.

davidcoppock on October 11, 2018 at 6:01 am

Closed and demolished in 1985.

fgonza8459 on October 17, 2018 at 4:33 pm

I remember this drive-in very well, off the “10 Freeway” in Baldwin Pk. I used to drive my dad’s pick-up truck from Rosemead and bring my brothers to watch movies here because of the cheap entrance. We would bring our own homemade hot dogs and kool-aid with us to save money. This must have been around 1976-1978. These were 2nd run/B-movies with crazy titles (Grizzly,Planet of Dinosaurs,Deathsport,etc.). Great memories for sure.

davidcoppock on May 25, 2019 at 6:35 am

Opened with “Long John Silver” and “Mad at the World”.

davidcoppock on September 8, 2019 at 5:05 am

I think the site is now a medical center(Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical center and a big multi story car park)?

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