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Crest Drive-in Theatre
Bakersfield, CA

 

Looking to catch a movie under the stars? The Crest Drive-in Theatre was once one of multiple drive-ins located in the Bakersfield area. With familiar names to locals like the Edison Drive-in, the 99, Terrace, and South Chester Drive-in, the Crest was a local hangout for 40 years.

Crest Drive-in Theatre screen tower
Bakersfield, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

(Left) The Crest screen tower also featured a large capital "C" below the Crest name

 

Crest Drive-in projection booth
Bakersfield, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

Originally opening in 1963 as a single-screener, the Crest added a 2nd screen in 1977. According to Drive-ins.com, the drive-in eventually shut down in 1998 and was torn down in 2003. Today, there are no open drive-in theatres remaining in the Bakersfield area.

Below are a couple more photos of the Crest Drive-in before it was demolished in 2003. 04-09

 

Crest Drive-in entrance sign
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The entranceway and ticket booths
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

Today, the Crest Drive-in property is home to the Pacheco Plaza and Bakersfield RV Resort.

 

 

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