Arrow Drive-In

7341 U.S.-50 Scenic,
Lamar, CO 81052

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MichaelKilgore on June 1, 2019 at 9:40 pm

As I mentioned on the page for the Kar-Vu in Lamar, the Arrow debuted in the Motion Picture Almanac drive-in list in the 1977 edition, though it’s likely that it opened a bit earlier. If it truly replaced the east side Kar-Vu, it would have been in the early 1970s.

The Arrow isn’t included in a 1977 topo map, but it’s included in the 1979 and 1985 versions. A 1987 aerial showed little remaining of the drive-in.

Kenmore on February 12, 2019 at 3:39 pm

A more accurate address is 7341 US-50 Scenic, Lamar, CO 81052. On Google Maps, it’s right where the entrance road is located.

mistymonet on August 13, 2010 at 11:31 pm

I believe that the Arrow Drive-In east of Lamar closed in the early 60’s due to the big flood that went through there.

My dad, my mother and her brothers worked at both the Lamar Theatre and the Arrow Drive-in during the mid to late 50’s and 60’s. I still have a couple of the old calendars of upcoming movies for both theaters from around 1958/59.

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on July 14, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Yes, I have seen that image and that is indeed the marquee. The theater sat a little ways back behind it. The Arrow was the other Drive-In in town (not listed on CT but I have mentioned it a couple times on The Lamar Drive-In page) and the Kar-Vu was in Springfield, a town about 50 miles south of Lamar on the Oklahoma border. It closed recently and has a page on here. I visited it recently and added a comment about what I saw.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 14, 2010 at 6:41 pm

On the Google photo from the street I saw what looked like a marquee still standing, is that what it is?

I could find nothing on a Lamar Drive-In, only on an Arrow and Kar-Vu.

Anyone have more info or photos on the Lamar Drive-In.

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on July 14, 2010 at 4:26 am

It was most likely not built yet. The other drive in I mentioned was called the Arrow (I believe) and I believe that the Lamar was built to replace it (in a new location) due to a fire or some other undesired closure.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 14, 2010 at 12:21 am

Couldn’t find anything in my 1956 motion picture Almanac,either had closed or was not built yet.