Canyon Drive-In

51027 Highway 6 & 24,
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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Canyon Drive-In

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The Glenwood Springs Mall currently occupies the site. The Canyon Drive-In was both closed and demolished in the early-1980s for the above mentioned mall to be built.

The screen faced north and sat where the Checker Auto Parts currently sits on the mall lot. Ironically, the Movies In The Mall Theater (formerly the Mall 3) sits in the mall, almost exactly where the concession/projection building for the drive-in was located.

Contributed by Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 13, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Anthony,Here is alittle more on the Drive-in you put on, The Canyon Drive-in parked 325 cars and was owned way back in 1956 by Glen theatres.Charles R. Gilmour president.

TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 4:33 pm

You are the man Mike.See what you can find on the Old Hickory Drive-in Nashville it is not on C.T. I Believe,Its one of the Crescent Amustment ones,Thanks.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 13, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Well, Tlsloews it is not in the book so it either wasn’t built yet or had already closed.You might have to get some old newspaper ads from the Nashville paper.You had Bel-air.
Skyway Drive-ins. in 1956. I know Nashville had more Drive-ins that that so i assume they were located in small towns nearby that the locals today,just call Nashville.

TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 4:55 pm

This one may by listed in Old Hickory Tennessee, named after Andrew Jacksons nickname, You posted about it the other night on the Crescent Amusement Stuff.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 13, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Andrew Jackson, And me a history major,for the life of me i couldn’t remember President Jackson.No Old Hickory listed.I went down the list of Drive-ins,almost two pages in the book and didn’t even spot an Old Hickory Drive-in.Sorry,Tls.

TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Yeah Mike he and his wife are buried at his home The Hermitage right outside of Nashville, no big deal about the drive-in I will see what I can find out.Now back to the Canyon Drive-in.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 13, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Okay.Wish i could have helped.

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