Burlington Drive-In

Road 52,
Burlington, CO 80807

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Burlington Drive-In

The Burlington Drive in was located in the East part of Burlington, Colorado on Road 52, just north or the railroad tracks. It was opened by 1980 and operated until at least 1988. The screen, ticket booth and speaker poles have been demolished and a house and barn are now constructed in the paring area.

The red and white, one story, steel constructed projection booth still stand and are used as a workshop for the house on the property. The current owner of Burlingon’s Midway Theater used to work as a projectionist at the drive in. The drive in had Brenkert projectors but all of the consession and projection equipment has been removed.

Contributed by Tony L. Hernandez

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Kenmore
Kenmore on December 11, 2014 at 10:54 pm

Although not confirmed by any topographical map that I could find, this is apparently the property on County 52 just north of the railroad tracks. No trace of the drive-in remains, but the property does have the general shape of a drive-in. https://goo.gl/maps/UeBZp

TomMc11
TomMc11 on June 22, 2018 at 4:09 am

Visible at the location described in a 1980 Historic Aerial.

jwmovies
jwmovies on February 11, 2019 at 8:10 am

A more accurate address for this theater is 19201 Co Rd 52, Burlington, CO 80807. This points to the drive in.

Please update.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on July 30, 2019 at 6:35 pm

The Burlington’s first appearance in the Motion Picture Almanacs' annual drive-in list was the 1980 edition, and it stayed there through the final MPA list in 1988. There was never a mention of capacity. The owner was J. Edmundson.

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