17th Ave. Drive-In

17 Avenue,
Calgary, AB T2T

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The 17th Ave. Drive-In was in Calgary, Alberta. It opened on July 26, 1954 with Ray Milland in “Copper Canyon” & Richard Derr in “When Worlds Collide”. It parked 500 cars and was owned at one time by L. Jones and William V.Cole. On June 1, 1971 they were playing two rather tame GP pictures,"Cold Turkey" and "Duel at Diablo" with a special warning "not suitable for children". It was closed around 1980.

Contributed by Mike Rogers

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 26, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Looking at the ads this seemed to be one of the popular Drive-ins in Calgary.

Arte
Arte on April 3, 2011 at 7:31 pm

I lived on 45 St. across the road from this drive-in. The sound from the speakers was loud enough at times that I could sit on a hill outside the fence and watch movies for free. Saw Jaws there (the proper way, in a car!) Jun.25/75.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 3, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Lol.So lucky Arte,Had I lived that close to A drive-in I probably never would have gotten out of middle school.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 13, 2018 at 12:36 am

Closed in(1980?). Site is now Alberta Motor Association and a condo complex.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 13, 2018 at 1:02 pm

This was at 4700 17th Avenue SW. It opened on July 26th, 1954 and closed in 1979. Grand opening ad and aerial in the photo section.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 14, 2018 at 5:52 am

Opened 26th 1954 with “Copper canyon” and “When Worlds collide”.

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