Yucca Drive-In

3540 N. White Sands Boulevard,
Alamogordo, NM 88310

450 cars

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The Yucca Drive-In was opened February 2, 1954, when it was listed a being operated by Frontier Theatres Inc. It was closed in 1970.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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jwmovies
jwmovies on January 6, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 641 US Hwy 70.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on September 5, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Sanguinet launched the predecessor to the Yucca with Alamogordo’s first drive-in, the Starlite Outdoor Theatre on December 9, 1949. The Starlite was located on Highway 70 two miles southwest of the city. In 1952, Sanguinet would begin to build the Yucca north of the city but — apparently — water hook-up was challenging and the theatre would construction, two miles north of the city also on Highway 70 / Highway 54, was halted. During that prolonged process, Sanguinet would sell out to Theatre Enterprises Inc. Circuit which operated the Mesa and White Sands theatres

The ozoner finally launched with a 457-car capacity and its 62x44' screen was the largest in southern New Mexico. Cliff Keim managed both the Yucca and Starlite as well as the White Sands and Mesa though now al in the Frontier Theatres Circuit Inc.’s portfolio. Grace Methodist Church began drive-in services in 1954 at the Yucca.

NYozoner
NYozoner on December 23, 2016 at 11:36 am

Yucca Drive-In was north of town. The correct address is:

N White Sands Blvd, .15 mile north of N Scenic Dr
Alamogordo, NM 88310

The incorrect address in the current heading is for the Starlite Drive-In, which was south of town.

Kenmore
Kenmore on December 23, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Google Maps cites the address as 3540 N White Sands Blvd, Alamogordo, NM. Currently, a pet adoption center and UPS Customer Center sit on the property.

However, you can see the remnants of the ramps on the north side. http://tinyurl.com/gnfhn63

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on December 24, 2016 at 10:32 am

The Yucca Drive-in opened on February 2, 1954. Ads go through 1970 and flea market listings thereafter.

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