Bowling for Chino Hills

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Has the Chino Valley ever had a bowling alley? There’s certainly not one now in Chino or Chino Hills. Bowlers have to journey to Diamond Bar or Montclair for a game. But Chino Hills is getting a bowling alley. It’s under construction inside a vacant Vons at Chino Hills Parkway at Pipeline Avenue.

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  • Derek Christensen

    Actually, Chino used to have a 10-lane bowling alley on Central Avenue at Riverside Drive. It was located in a former movie theater and opened in 1960.

    I never went inside, but seem to recall seeing the signage and driving past in the late 1970′s or 1980′s IIRC.

    Here is a link from the “Chino Champion” paper, that mentions the 1960 opening (5th paragraph down,) of the Chino Bowl.

    http://www.championnewspapers.com/articles/2010/12/15/news/doc4ce713013aacc182977585.txt

  • Dennis

    This is like deja vu all over again. It wasn’t too many years ago you did a blog entry on the Chino Bowl on Central just south of Riverside Drive. I believe you even had a picture of it. Are you slippin’ or what?

    [Undoubtedly. -- DA]

  • Derek Christensen

    Below is a photo link of the former Chino Bowl:

    http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/20541/photos/16960

  • Derek Christensen

    Here is a link to your blog entry about the “Chino Theater” former “Chino Bowl” with photo from April, 2009:

    http://www.insidesocal.com/davidallen/2009/04/chino-theater.html

    [Thanks for the links, Derek. -- DA]

  • shirley wofford

    Was the Chino Bowling Alley across the street from the Cock-A-Doodle Restaurant? When our kids were young, we used to take them to the Cock-A-Doodle, on Friday nights, and it seems to me, that there was a bowling alley, across the street.

    [Yes. -- DA]

  • Bob Terry

    Bowling, smoling….my dearest memories of that great sport is Pom Lanes, down on So. Garey Ave. next to Alpha Beta and Tastee Freeze….anybody want to reply? Or is this fodder for another secret agent Pomona story?

    [Is the building still there, Bob? And if so, what is it now? -- DA]