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US-160 at Spanish Peaks Drive
Walsenburg, CO 81089
This drive-in was also a fly-in, as it had its own landing strip in the 1960s.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
U.S. 285 & County Road Y
La Jara, CO 81140
Now a Walmart.
Now a storage facility.
232 County Rd 30Fort Collins, CO 80525
E Main St at Pinto StTrinidad, CO 81082
US 285 at E Rd 11 NCenter, CO 81125
6400 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80303
Now a recycling center, Eco-Cycle CHaRM: Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials.
HERE is a 1949 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of USGS and Earth Explorer.
251 14th St SELoveland, CO 80537
Now a plaza and various other commercial development.
HERE is a 1953 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of USGS and Earth Explorer.
Both Film Daily Yearbook and International Motion Picture Almanac list a Skylite Drive-In, Delta, Colorado, from 1950 to 1970.
Big Sky Drive-In is not listed in any of these catalogs. Both Tru-Vu Drive-In and Skylite Drive-In are listed as the only drive-ins operating in Delta, Colorado, from 1950 to 1970. The Skylite Drive-In appears from 1950-70, while the Tru-Vu Drive-In appears from 1955-70.
HERE is a 1950 aerial photo depicting the Skylite Drive-In at the exact location of what is today known as the Big Sky Drive-In. It can therefore be concluded that the Big Sky Drive-In and the Skylite Drive-In are the same drive-in, and that at some point in its history the name was changed from Skylite to Big Sky.
Listed in various theatre catalogs from 1953 to 1965, parking capacity was 200 cars.
This drive-in went under the name Sunset Drive-In in all theatre catalog listings from 1951 to 1970.
9624 E Arapahoe Rd
Greenwood Village, CO 80112
The Shops at Greenwood Village now occupies the site.
Main St. & Hunter Park Rd
Manchester, VT 05255
Visible in 1951 aerial photos, also listed in 1950 Film Daily Yearbook as Bennington Drive-In.
South St at 21st StWheatland, WY 82201
519 W Yellowstone AveCody, WY 82414
Next to Cody Stampede Rodeo.
Gabel StLander, WY 82520
HERE is a 1950 aerial photo of the Park Vu Drive-In’s original location. The address is:
540 W 1300 SSalt Lake City, UT 84115
The second Park Vu Drive-In is visible on the Historic Aerials website using 1958 and 1965 imagery. It was located at:
S 1100 E at E 3900 SMillcreek, UT 84124
There was a Zionville Drive-In listed in Springdale, Utah, in the 1957 Film Daily Yearbook.
The address in the heading is invalid.
The correct address is:
Crestview Drive at Alton WaySalt Lake City, UT 84108
This address fits with the description of “located just southeast of the Hogle Zoo” and is visible on the Historic Aerials website using 1958 and 1965 imagery.
There were two completely different drive-ins in Delta. Both were called Desert Drive-In. The first Desert Drive-In begins appearing in various theatre catalogs in 1957.
According to the Historic Aerials website, the second Desert Drive-In which has its address listed in the heading did not exist until sometime after 1974.
The correct address for first Dessert Drive-In, which opened around 1957 was:
776 W Main StDelta, UT 84624
The correct address for second Dessert Drive-In, which opened sometime after 1974 was:
1000 South 1500 EastDelta, UT 84624
Now a Kohl’s Department Store.
UT-90 at E 350 SBrigham City, UT 84302