Bell Drive-In

2390 Main Avenue,
Durango, CO 81301

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Bell Drive-In

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The Bell Drive-In opened in 1960, and was owned by John Wade in the early-1960’s. Capacity was 350 cars.

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cc44 on December 21, 2013 at 4:42 pm

The Bell opened in 1960.

Kenmore on December 11, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Found it. Just south of 2390 Main Ave. according to the 1971 Topography Map. No trace of the drive-in left as the property is now a baseball field and sports complex. Interestingly enough, the locations of both the Rocket & Bell drive-ins were next to running tracks.

Edie Barry
Edie Barry on July 10, 2017 at 3:10 am

I’ve been told stories about the Bell Drive-In. People snacked from nearby apple trees and alcoholic drinks were served. Hot toddies were popular. I’m sad I missed it. 🍹🍸

Edie Barry
Edie Barry on January 14, 2018 at 4:50 am

While in business, the Rocket Drive-In wasn’t near a running track. That happened when a new school was built and when The Rocket was closing. When The Bell was open, it was next to a horse track though. The La Plata County Fairgrounds. And the building seen in the photo, is also a new high school which opened in 1977.

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