Fiesta Drive-In

13800 Montana Avenue,
El Paso, TX 79938

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Driveintheatre2001
Driveintheatre2001 on January 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Just to Note — Back in 1999 I talked to the owner(s). I was told ‘this’ Drive In opened as a Rated “X” Drive In. There’s a Mobile Home park next door to the Drive In. I ask if there were any complaints & I was told the Drive In is protected by the “Grandfather” Law as it was there before the M.H.Park & the M.H.Park & its' occupants could not do a thing about the Drive In..

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 17, 2010 at 11:13 am

I really don’t know Mike.I am researching out of a 1956 Motion Picture Almanac. I try and add whatever I can out of the book,And Boy does Texas have a lot of Drive-ins.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 16, 2010 at 11:33 am

Thanks Mike and Mike.

rivest266
rivest266 on May 15, 2010 at 11:14 am

MikeRogers, you must be talking about the Fiesta Drive-In on N. Mesa Road, which was opened 1950-1981.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 15, 2010 at 8:11 am

in 1956 it parked 400 cars and was owned by J.B.Beeson.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 24, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Chuck 1231, You may want to read my document at View link the State is on page 2

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on September 13, 2009 at 11:20 pm

I lived there during that time, and the Fiesta on Mesa closed around the time the Fiesta opened on Montana. If memory serves me correctly, it was a move from Mesa Dr. to Montana. Just a simple marquee, and cheap screen.

BBE View

Mariusz
Mariusz on September 1, 2009 at 12:06 am

Cool flyers, Mike. You have one of The State. I used to go there too! It was literally across the street from The Capri. However, let it be known that The Capri was my favorite.

Thanks for this, man.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 31, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Grand opening ad for the first Fiesta DI on February 7th, 1950 at View link

Mariusz
Mariusz on April 24, 2009 at 2:01 am

The Fiesta was (and is, presumably) quite unique. Growing up in El Paso, we kind of took it for granted, esp. ‘cos it’s way out of town. Almost outside the city. I went there once in high school with a bunch of people. We were just trying to explore the place. It turns out it’s not only a drive-in, but a porn shop as well! Bizarre. As for how and what kind of projection they run there, I’m sure it’s not digital I can tell you that much. That said, it’s one of the few (if not the only) drive-ins left in El Paso. If you’re ever there, check it out – just for historical purposes, of course.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 9, 2007 at 6:41 am

This is a 2007 photo of the Fiesta Drive-In.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 13, 2005 at 7:53 am

There used to be so many drive-ins in El Paso when I grew up there in the 60’s. The Fiesta used to be located on Mesa Drive back then, and it eventually moved to it’s current location out on Montana St. And yes, I have been there once…

BertrumKimball
BertrumKimball on January 25, 2005 at 7:57 pm

Why would anyone want to watch porno movies at a drive in when you can rent them and at watch at home.

RobertR
RobertR on January 24, 2005 at 7:25 pm

How do they run movies on the screen? Is it video projection which I doubt would be bright enough? XXX films have not been produced for many years in 35mm. There was a porno drive-in theatre in Scranton PA till the late 90’s.