Edgewood Drive-In

13159 Bess Avenue,
Baldwin Park, CA 91706

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davidcoppock on September 8, 2019 at 10:05 am

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

davidcoppock on May 25, 2019 at 11:35 am

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

fgonza8459 on October 17, 2018 at 9:33 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 October 11, 2018 at 11:01 am

Closed and demolished in 1985.

rivest266 on August 4, 2016 at 9:20 pm

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

indyraza on June 3, 2016 at 12:20 pm

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.

DavidZornig on February 20, 2015 at 1:30 am

1985 photos added. Photo credits Mark Ferris.

moviebear1 on August 30, 2011 at 9:43 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.

richjr37 on January 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm

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

TequilaShot on September 29, 2010 at 5:55 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.

kencmcintyre on January 16, 2010 at 6:24 am

Here is an October 1958 ad from the LA Times:

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Chris Utley on August 28, 2009 at 10:01 pm

With all that drama, Pacific probably couldn’t wait to tear this place down!

Dublinboyo on May 26, 2009 at 7:56 pm

This drive in was located along the east bound lanes on the San Bernardino freeway (10) and from your car speeding along you could always tell from the marquee what was playing. I remember they charged $5 for admission by the carload. We used to go to the In and Out Burgers stand not far away and take burgers in with us.

kencmcintyre on August 11, 2007 at 7:48 am

From the LA Times, 8/22/76:

Boy Killed, Two Wounded in Shootings at Drive-In

A boy was killed and two persons were wounded early Saturday during a shooting spree at a drive-in theater in Baldwin Park. Police attributed the shootings to youth gangs. A bystander, 13, was fatally wounded while watching police question youths in a van parked in the Edgewood Drive-In Theater’s back row.

Police were called by the theater manager after he heard gun shots in the early morning hours Saturday. Led to the van by an unidentified girl who later disappeared, officers were questioning the van’s occupants when shots were fired from outside the fenced drive-in, hitting the three people. Occupants of the van did not return the fire, but were arrested when police found a shotgun in the vehicle.