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1950 Grand Opening of the California Theater



Night scene of Roberts Drive-In encircled by 1940's automobiles. William N. Roberts built the drive-in in 1940 and it was located at the corner of Olive Avenue and Victory Boulevard. In 1968 he sold the restaurant to Van de Kamp and it was renamed Van de Kamp's Windmill Restaurant. The property was sold again in 1979 to Biff Naylor, who renamed the restaurant the Gristmill.



Bob's Big Boy Restaurant opened in Burbank 1940 and was located at 624 S. San Fernando Boulevard.
From left to right: Arnold Peterson, car hops, and Bob Wian.


 

The Bob's Big Boy Restaurant at 4211 Riverside Drive in Burbank, California, is the oldest remaining Bob's Big Boy in the United States. Built in 1949 by local residents Scott MacDonald and Ward Albert, it was designed by noted Los Angeles architect Wayne McAllister, "incorporating the 1940's transitional design of streamline modern style, while anticipating the freeform 50's coffee shop architecture. The towering Bob's sign is an integral part of the building design and its most prominent feature."[1]

The restaurant was designated a California Point of Historical Interest in 1993.