Bell Drive-In

2202 Main Avenue,
Durango, CO 81301

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Drive-In 54 on February 21, 2018 at 12:23 am

Address is: 2202 Main Ave Durango, CO 81301

ShanWells on February 20, 2018 at 4:56 pm

I think the date is definitely wrong. Looks like it was open circa 1950 and possibly before that.

ShanWells on February 20, 2018 at 4:29 pm

Bell Drive-In was open in 1959, according to a date on post card I have showing the site, but it may be under construction. Probably a lot of Fort Lewis College students frequented, as the school opened in Durango in 1956.

Edie Barry
Edie Barry on January 14, 2018 at 12:50 pm

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.

Edie Barry
Edie Barry on July 10, 2017 at 11:10 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. 🍹🍸

Kenmore on December 11, 2014 at 10:36 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.

cc44 on December 22, 2013 at 12:42 am

The Bell opened in 1960.