Glendale 9 Drive-In

5650 N. 55th Avenue,
Glendale, AZ 85301

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Glendale 9 Drive-In

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Opened June 13, 1979 as a 7-screen drive-in theatre. It was first operated by Syufy Enterprises. Each screen shows a double feature. This drive-in is listed as the largest operating drive-in in Arizona. It was later expanded to 9-screens.

It is now operated by West Winds Drive-Ins.

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Scott Neff
Scott Neff on June 7, 2007 at 7:16 pm

Designed as a 7-screen drive-in by Vincent Raney for Syufy Enterprises. This is one of the last Drive-Ins built by Syufy on 6/13/1979. It was later expanded into its current 9-screen configuration.

It is now operated as a West Wind drive-in.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on September 19, 2014 at 1:08 am

Their web site lists the drive-in as all digital.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on June 10, 2015 at 7:11 pm

Opened June 13, 1979.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 15, 2015 at 6:41 pm

June 13, 1979 grand opening ad in photo section.

NeonMichael
NeonMichael on January 30, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Now that it’s the only operating drive-in in Arizona, the Glendale would have to be the largest. :) Like the others in the West Wind chain, they’re smart about offering periodic free movies, typically on Thursdays, to draw in new customers.

Now that it’s running digital, a couple of the shiny old film projectors are mounted like museum displays in the concession stand area.

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