Lake Shore Drive-In

1701 Sheridan Boulevard,
Lakewood, CO 80214

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Lake Shore Drive-In

The Lake Shore Drive-In had a car capacity listed as 1,000. It was located at the intersection of W. 17th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard. It opened July 6, 1951. On May 12, 1963 the screen was destroyed by a fire. A new screen was built and it reopened June 29, 1963. It was closed October 8, 1985.

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USjamesbond
USjamesbond on August 5, 2009 at 6:36 am

The Lake shore drive-in was the place for all of the b-movies and glorious fun filled nights. They would run all of the Edger Allen Poe movies for Halloween, such as The Premature Burial, Tales of Terror, Pit and the Pendulum, The Haunted Castle,House of Usher all on one program. They would call it the Dusk to Dawn show. What fun. It was also down the street from the famous Lakeside Amusement Park.

aragosm
aragosm on January 25, 2010 at 1:36 pm

when did lake shore drivein close

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 25, 2010 at 2:17 pm

I haven’t seen a closing date. Drive-ins.com implies that it closed before 1999. Here is an old ad:
http://tinyurl.com/yarj2u8

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 25, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Looks it has been completely paved over for retail.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 20, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Something happened to it in 1963 according to the picture that I uploaded. It came from the USGS Earth Explorer.

kennyjames
kennyjames on June 27, 2018 at 10:01 am

The 1963 event may have been the burning down of the Lake Shore’s screen ! It was on fire Mother’s Day, 5/12/63. The drive-in was closed for about a month and a half and reopened with a new screen on 6/29/63. The Lake Shore’s very first night was 7/6/51 and the last night was 10/8/85. I am currently putting together a series of books on the Denver area’s drive-ins and indoor theatres. If anyone has a question, I’ll be happy to share my research with you. Thanks ! – Ken Mitchell

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on September 10, 2019 at 11:30 am

May `63 fire newspaper image added credit Denver Public Library North Denver Collection.

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