Yucca Drive-In

3714 Cerrillos Road,
Santa Fe, NM 87507

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Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on August 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Great!!! I was looking at the same paper also.

OCRon
OCRon on August 11, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Yes, It’s in the works, I’m working on information from the Santa Fe New Mexican. I think I saw an opening ad for the Pueblo on June 9, 1950

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on August 11, 2014 at 12:45 pm

OCRon..so the correct address is 3714 Cerrillos Road Santa Fe, NM 87507 for the Yucca.

The Pueblo Drive-In was at 3251 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507 ?

In looking at topo maps of the area there was two drive-ins pretty close to each other.

You could add the Pueblo Drive-In to CT, OCRon…

OCRon
OCRon on August 11, 2014 at 11:53 am

The 3251 address, at the Wal-Mart, location is the Pueblo Drive-In (unlisted on CT). From the Albuquerque Journal on August 7, 2007: “The Santa Fe Wal-Mart stands on land that once held the Pueblo Drive-In.” The ads for the Yucca Drive-In (In photos section) place it at 3714 Cerrillos Road.

The drive-ins operated at the same time, except the Pueblo closed in 1980 and the Yucca continued on until 1994. The theaters were about a 1 ½ miles apart.

See photo section for the Yucca grand opening on July 4, 1950. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, to commemorate its final weekend of operation on October 28, 1994, the Yucca played its very first movie, “Sitting Pretty” and the newer release “Forrest Gump.” At the time of closing, Trans-Lux Southwest was the operator. Prior operators were Commonwealth Theaters and Frontier Theaters. It was located at approximately where the Lofts condominiums are today.

jwmovies
jwmovies on January 6, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 3251 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507. As usual, this is now Walmart!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 23, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Here is a 1994 photo by Kent Bowser:
http://tinyurl.com/yewd95x

DonLewis
DonLewis on December 23, 2009 at 9:31 am

A cold, snowy view of Santa Fe’s Yucca Drive In Theater here and here.