Cactus Drive-In

1610 Yale Boulevard SE,
Albuquerque, NM 87106

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Cactus Drive-In

The Cactus Drive-In was the first drive-in theatre in the state. It was opened September 26, 1947 with Fred MacMurray & Anne Baxter in “Smokey”.

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rivest266 on August 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm

September 26th, 1947 grand opening uploaded in the photo section.

NS7X on April 14, 2017 at 5:58 pm

My mom and dad, Lois and Glenn Ream, operated the Cactus from its opening. They lived in a small apartment which was located at the base of the screen house. The drive-in also had a cactus garden for people to wander around. One of the cactus plants, a cholla is still extant. I know because it’s now in my yard.

Kenmore on April 15, 2017 at 5:25 am

You can still see a few of the ramps.

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