Round-Up Drive-In

6603 E. Thomas Road,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Previously operated by: Harry L. Nace Theatres

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Round-Up Drive-In

The Round-Up Drive-In was opened on November 4, 1955 by local businessman, Malcolm White. Mr. White originally opened Scottsdale’s first movie theatre, the Tee-Bar-Tee Theatre in 1948, which became the Kiva Theatre in 1955.

According to the Scottsdale Progress, the Round-Up had a 700-car capacity, which could be expanded to 1,000 if needed. The opening double bill was Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in “You’re Never Too Young” and John Payne in “Santa Fe Passage".

The Round-Up Drive-In, whose landmark was a 30-foot cowboy holding a lasso. It was closed on February 24, 1980.

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rivest266
rivest266 on November 14, 2015 at 4:51 pm

November 4th, 1955 grand opening ad in photo section.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 9, 2018 at 5:49 am

The site is now The Sycamore at Scottsdale Apartments.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on January 13, 2020 at 6:43 pm

Boxoffice, July 28, 1956: “Harry L. Nace, head of the Harry L. Nace Theatres, has bought the interest of Malcolm White, mayor of Scottsdale, in the Valley Theatre Corp. there. … The purchase makes his the sole owner of the two Scottsdale theatres, the Roundup and the Kiva. … The Roundup, a drive-in, will be expanded with 150 stadium-type seats being installed for walk-in patrons, and 270 new automobile speakers added.”

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 16, 2020 at 8:09 am

Opened on 4/11/1955 with “You’re never too young” and ‘Santa Fe Passage".

jtdroze
jtdroze on May 3, 2022 at 8:37 am

The Round-Up drive-in theater opened on Friday, November 4, 1955. The last advertisement for the Round-Up drive-in theater appeared in the February 24, 1980 edition of the Arizona Republic newspaper.

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