West Drive-In

737 Kipling Street,
Lakewood, CO 80215

750 cars

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West Drive-In

The West Drive-In was a single screen accomodating 750 cars. It opened on July 17, 1948. Still operating in 1980.

Contributed by Chuck

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 30, 2011 at 1:58 pm

It ran under the West Drive-in Theatre Corp. in 1956.

kenmitchell007
kenmitchell007 on October 26, 2013 at 12:14 am

the west drive-in opened 7/17/48. – ken mitchell denverareadriveintheatresus

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on April 5, 2015 at 11:02 pm

Was a Compass Drive-In Theatres/Wolfberg Theatres of Denver location at one point. They should be added as a previous operator.

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 15, 2016 at 2:49 am

The address for this drive in was actually 737 Kipling.

The address given above is incorrect. The entrance is closer to 8th than 6th. The newer address points directly to the Drive-in entrance.

NeonMichael
NeonMichael on July 13, 2017 at 11:07 am

I drove past it earlier this week, and the speaker poles are still there.

kennyjames
kennyjames on June 20, 2018 at 11:15 am

The telephone directories always listed the West drive-in’s address as 601 Kipling. I vote for 737, it makes more sense ! :) Strangely, a few years after the West closed, its screen was set on fire on 7/17/89 – the 41st anniversary of their opening night ! If anybody has questions about the Denver area’s drive-ins or indoor theatres, I am putting together a series of books on the subject. I’d be happy to share my research with you. Thanks ! – Ken Mitchell

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