Chinook Drive-In

McLeod Trail,
Calgary, AB T2H

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Chinook Drive-In

The Chinook Drive-In was located on McLeod Trail a half mile south of the city limits. Opened on May 7, 1949 with Betty Hutton in “Perils of Pauline”. with a car capacity of 600 cars. It was owned by Western Drive-In Theatres.

No time line as to when it was closed but it has since been demolished.

Contributed by Chuck

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rivest266 on February 8, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Grand opening ad uploaded. It closed in 1958

davidcoppock on May 10, 2017 at 11:38 am

Why was it called Chinook?

ScreenClassic on May 11, 2017 at 1:29 am

I think it’s named for the type of wind most common in that part of Canada, as Calgary was built on the prairies but is also close to the Rockies.

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