Holiday Drive-In

28th Street & Lee Hill Drive,
Boulder, CO 80301

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DonLewis
DonLewis on October 16, 2009 at 6:35 am

From 2009, a view of the Holiday Drive In sign and marquee in Boulder.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 10, 2009 at 5:38 pm

This is a 2009 photo of the marquee.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 16, 2008 at 6:36 pm

Here is a 2008 photo of the marquee.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 16, 2008 at 5:57 pm

Status should be demolished. This is now a housing development.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 25, 2008 at 6:43 pm

Car capacity in 1975 was 1,000.

williame303
williame303 on June 17, 2008 at 11:28 pm

The original Holiday Drive In was entered from 28th Street. The drive was a long one. When 30th Street was cut though in the 1960s, the sign and the entrance were moved to 30th Street, and the old two-block drive from 28th became a city street. The entire operation was moved to North 28th Street and Lee Hill Road. I don’t know when it became a twin.

So the famous sign has actually been in three places. It has been restored, but it is in the twin form.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 10, 2007 at 1:16 pm

According to this website, the first Holiday Drive-In opened in 1953 with a capacity for 650 cars. Its location was 30th Street. In 1969, the original drive-in was demolished and this Holiday Drive-In opened at 28th Street & Lee Hill Road where it operated until 1988. The marquee has been saved and designated as a local historic landmark. The marquee will be restored to look exactly like the original 1953 marquee. So, 28th Street & Lee Hill Road should be the location for this former drive-in.