Silver Dollar Twin Drive-In

5800 San Mateo Boulevard NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87109

1000 cars

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Silver Dollar Twin Drive-In

Some sources list the Silver Dollar Twin Drive-In as opening in 1948. Judging from vintage photos it appears that this was quite a large theatre. Styling was of clean line Modern.

What do you know about the Silver Dollar?
To view vinatage photos on below site type in words "dive-in"

Contributed by Jeff Chapman

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

seymourcox
seymourcox on June 25, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Here is a better path to above mentioned link. To view photo type in words “Silver Dollar”,
View link

runap
runap on May 30, 2011 at 5:16 am

A third screen was later added,it closed when Syufy entered the area

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 19, 2012 at 11:47 am

I have no mention of this Drive-in in my 1956 Motion picture Almanac,must have missed a year.

jwmovies
jwmovies on November 26, 2012 at 8:54 am

Address above is incorrect. The entrance (still in use) is further south @ 5400. The business park to the east of this is where the drive-in stood.

Rickwest
Rickwest on March 29, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Sorry to disapoint you. But that Marquee is Not the Silver Dollar Drive In. On San Mateo Albuq.NM. My dad was the Gen. Mgr. of the Terrace, Wyoming, Duke City,Tesque, and Silver Dollar drive in’s, from 1963-1975. I worked at all 5 drive ins.

flickerfly
flickerfly on July 27, 2013 at 8:48 pm

The Albuquerque Silver Dollar drive-in marquee was 14 feet above the ground and had platforms to stand on to change it. Unless they raised it after that photo was taken. I changed it many times but also left it for Rick West to change if I didn’t get off work till after 3:00 AM.

Dan Rushing

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