Wyoming Drive-In

9098 Mickelsen Avenue SE,
Albuquerque, NM 87123

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Wyoming Drive-In

The Wyoming Drive-In was opened January 26, 1961 with Dolores Hart in “Where the Boys Are” & Jack Lemmon in “The Wackiest Ship in the Army”. Located on Meckelsen Avenue SE adjacent to the rear side of the Terrace Drive-In located on Central Avenue SE. It was built by Tom Griffing Construction and operated by Video Independent Theaters Inc and subsequently sold to All State Theatres. It was a single screen facility and closed on September 18, 1978.

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rivest266 on June 11, 2016 at 1:19 pm

This opened on January 26th, 1961. Grand opening ad in photo section.

Kenmore on June 11, 2016 at 3:24 pm

A closer address (at least for Google) is 9098 Mickelsen Avenue Southeast, Albuquerque, NM. The drive-in was located right next to the Terrace Drive-In on the west side. Today, the area is a housing development with no trace of the drive-in remaining. http://tinyurl.com/j9eq9j3

davidcoppock on July 6, 2019 at 12:29 pm

Opened with “Where the boys are” and “The wackiest ship in the army”.

davidcoppock on October 12, 2019 at 1:59 am

Why the name Wyoming(it’s a long way from the state of Wyoming)?

MichaelKilgore on November 8, 2019 at 1:17 pm

Back then, the drive-in was on Wyoming Avenue, barely within the Albuquerque city limits. The adjacent, co-owned Terrace Drive-In was barely outside the city, which might be why it was a separate drive-in.

Motion Picture Almanacs listed the Wyoming with a capacity of 1000 cars. Its final show was on Sept. 18, 1978.

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