Cherry Pass Drive-In

1655 E. 6th Street,
Beaumont, CA 92223

500 cars

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Architects: J. Arthur Drielsma

Functions: Swap Meet

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Cherry Pass Drive-In

The Cherry Pass Drive-In opened September 21, 1950, and was operated by Sero Amusements, with space for 500 cars. It was closed in 1969. My thanks to William for the additional information.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 16, 2008 at 12:34 am

The October 21, 1950, issue of Boxoffice Magazine carried an item saying that the Cherry Pass Drive-In had begun operation. It was being managed by Sol Levin for the owners, Beau-Ban Enterprises. The theater featured a double box office pavilion, children’s playground, dance floor, and a 60 foot screen. It was one of many drive-ins designed during the era by Los Angeles architect J. Arthur Drielsma.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 16, 2009 at 8:50 pm

The Cherry Pass Drive-In was advertised in the LA Times from June 1951 to March 1967.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 21, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Only lasted 16 years!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 21, 2010 at 12:36 pm

It may have lasted into the early 70s. Architect should be updated per Joe Vogel’s information of 12/15/08.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 21, 2010 at 12:50 pm

The property is used for swap meets and the occasional circus.
http://tinyurl.com/27k8pke

jwmovies
jwmovies on January 7, 2017 at 1:57 am

This theater closed in 1969.

The address for this Drive-in is 1655 E 6th Street, Beaumont, CA 92223.

This points directly to the entrance. The previous address is further west.

Please update.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on May 14, 2017 at 8:02 am

Grand Opening Night Sept 21,1950

Kenmore
Kenmore on May 27, 2019 at 10:02 pm

A 1972 aerial shows the screen gone.

Today, there is no trace of the drive-in remaining.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on June 2, 2019 at 1:17 pm

From the April 16, 1955 issue of BoxOffice: “Sero Amusement, headed by William Oldknow, has taken over and reopened the Cherry Pass Drive-In between Banning and Beaumont. For a time the ozoner was operated by Syd Lehman and Harry Rackin of Exhibitors' Service.”

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on October 9, 2021 at 4:02 pm

Motion Picture Herald, March 15, 1952: “C. L. James … recently took over operation of the Cherry Pass drive-in from Morris Glassman.”

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