Miracle Mile Drive-In

600 W. Glenn Street,
Tucson, AZ 85705

525 cars

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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.

Tucsonman on August 18, 2014 at 2:43 pm

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

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.

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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