Miracle Mile Drive-In

600 W. Glenn Street,
Tucson, AZ 85705

525 cars

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Miracle Mile Drive-In

This drive-in was opened March 18, 1948 with a 525 car capacity as the Biltmore Motor-Vue. It was operated by Paramount Nace Theatres. The name was changed to the Miracle Mile Drive-In in 1963. The ozoner was operated by ABC and finally by Plitt Theatres until it closed in 1978.

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rivest266 on January 7, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Aerial photos starting from 1958 at
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Grand opening ad from March 18th, 1948 as Biltmore Motor Motor-Vue is at
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popvoid on January 5, 2013 at 7:50 pm

I used to go here when it was still called the Biltmore Drive-in. There was an area in front of the screen with speakers where people without cars could sit and watch the movies at a reduced price. I saw a fair number of films here including THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH, and THE FLESH EATERS.

Tucsonman on August 18, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Please add that it was (originally) operated by Paramount Nace Theatres.

dallasmovietheaters on July 2, 2015 at 7:00 am

E.B. Peagram launched the $125,000 Biltmore Motor-Vu drive-in on March 18, 1949. Architected by the drive-in specialists, the Utah firm of Cartright & Wilson, the theater was built behind the Biltmore Hotel. The Biltmore was Pegram’s 21st drive-in but first in the southwest so he opted for what he termed the first drive-in with Spanish motif. The 500-car drive-in opened with “Albuquerque” and “Easy Come, Easy Go.” Under Paramount-Nace Circuit operation, the name would be changed on April 12, 1963 to the Biltmore Miracle-Mile Drive-In Theatre. The theatre would pass from Paramount-Nace to ABC Theatres. The theatre was impacted by Mountain zone Daylight Savings Time with business dropping about 30% in 1967. Plitt would take on the ABC Theatres and ABC-Interstate Theatres steering the Miracle-Mile to its closure.

MichaelKilgore on January 13, 2020 at 9:37 am

There was a nice long article in the April 28, 1956 issue of Boxoffice describing how incoming manager Ralph Bradshaw ended the practice of using an armed guard to chase away vandals and began employing young native Americans from a nearby Yaqui settlement to maintain and police the site.

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