Valley Drive-In

6360 E. Evans Avenue,
Denver, CO 80222

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Valley Drive-In

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The Valley Drive-In was opened prior to 1955 when it was operated by Wolfberg Theatres.

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Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on April 6, 2015 at 7:29 am

It was gone by 1980.

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on April 6, 2015 at 8:40 am

I have noticed that this 6360 E. Evans Avenue address is shared by Valley 3 Theatres (Wolfberg’s next door indoor house) not only on CT but on Cinematour and a handful of other internet sources. I find this shared address to be quite odd, especially since as far as I know, both these theatres operated at the same time for many years, meaning this wasn’t a case of a hardtop replacing a drive-in on the same site, as was/is fairly common. Can someone please shed some light on this?

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on April 6, 2015 at 8:45 am

Oh, and not to nitpick but while this was indeed a part of Wolfberg Theatres (since they owned Compass), Compass Drive-In Theares was Wolfberg’s drive-in circuit so I feel it would be pertinent to add that along with Wolf berg to the previous operators and the description. I realize that most of us know things like this but there are many, many people who don’t know the business who use this site for a countless number of research activities.

PastorBiscuits
PastorBiscuits on June 25, 2015 at 11:10 pm

The indoor theater in question was a small 3-screen business. It eventually closed down and was replaced by the Rainbow Music Hall (now closed down. The theater is mentioned in the first paragraph of this historical piece from a local paper … http://www.westword.com/music/the-rainbow-music-hall-first-opened-34-years-ago-this-week-with-shows-from-jerry-jeff-walker-5698169

compassdrivein
compassdrivein on March 22, 2018 at 10:02 pm

The Valley 3 as it was known was indeed built by Wolberg Theatres and did have an Evans address. It did not replace the Valley drive in but was built on an adjoining lot which was not an orifinal part of the Valley drive in. The Valley drive in had a Monaco address. The entrance driveway and marquee were just to the south of the gas station on the corner. The drive in land was developed into the shopping center just south of the gas station on the corner. The screen stood at an angle at the extreme north-east corner of the property very close to the gas station. The Valley 3 was built shortly before the drive in was developed. The Valley marquee was a beautiful neon masterpiece. I have photos of the screen being built with cows standing in tge pasture across the street where the K Mart would be built. Those were the good days.

compassdrivein
compassdrivein on April 2, 2018 at 11:06 pm

I wanted to correct myself…what I meant to say was that while the Valley had an Evans address, it had a Monaco entrance leading up to twin box offices. Sorry for the confusion.

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