The Crest Bar and Grill Drive-in Movie Theater in Bakersfield, California opened its gates in 1963. Starting with just one screen, it became so popular that they decided to to add a second screen, enabling the theater to accommodate up to 1000vehicles. The Drive-in gave fans the opportunity to watch a movie in privacy, but still have numerous people around enjoying one of the two features playing that night.
The Crest was able to keep the gates open for thirty-five years before having to close them forever in 1998. It was a sad time for Bakersfield. If you ask someone who grew up here in town,they can still remember the smell of popcorn drifting through the balmy summer nights.
In 2003 the Crest was dismantled after being closed for five years. Fortunately for visitors and the community, the Bakersfield RV Resort was able to bring back part of the amazing Crest Drive-in with its restaurant, The Crest Bar and Grill. The Crest, a fine dining, full service restaurant for the community and RV guest.