Tri-City Drive-in Theatre Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
It's ski season in Southern California which means a local drive up
into the San Bernardino mountains for many. Along the way, take a quick
detour and visit an old friend... and marvel at one of the last remaining
great screen tower murals anywhere... at the Tri-City Drive-in Theatre.
If a look at the marvelous depiction of skiers enjoying themselves doesn't
move you to want to hit the slopes, the view of the nearby snow capped
(Top left) A close-up of Mr. Hackett... oops, a skier jetting
down the mountainside.
(Right) Here's a shot of the Tri-City marquee during happier and
Tri-City Theatre, Pacific Theatres
1949 - 2000 Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Unfortunately, the clouds began coming in on the Tri-City and its days
soon became numbered.
Like others in the section and the real world, many great things come
to an end. After Pacific Theaters received the approval to level the site,
work began immediately the evening of February 3, 2000. According to workers, the
demolition will make way for new housing development.
Tri-City Drive-in Theatre gone Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Unfortunately, with the roar of the bulldozer, the Tri-City and the sight
of its fantastic mural will now be just a memory to be pass along to future