Sunset Drive-In

3165 US-50,
Canon City, CO 81212

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Sunset Drive-In

The Sunset Drive-In was opened in summer of 1949 with Lois Butler in “Mickey”. It was operated by George McCormick. It operated until at least 1977 when it was operated by Commonwealth Theatres. Now the eastern half of Eastridge Shopping Center.

Contributed by James Monroe

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NYozoner on December 30, 2016 at 6:33 am

This drive-in went under the name Sunset Drive-In in all theatre catalog listings from 1951 to 1970.

MichaelKilgore on June 13, 2019 at 8:17 pm

The Sunset opened some time in the summer of 1949. The May 14, 1949 issue of Box Office reported: “George McCormick, owner of theatres (in Denver), has started building a 300-car drive-in at Canon City.” The Aug. 20, 1949 issue said that the 275-car Sunset had opened. Its first movie was Mickey.

The drive-in’s first appearance (as “Drive-In”) in the Film Daily Year Book was the 1950 edition.

MichaelKilgore on July 30, 2019 at 6:44 pm

In both the drive-in lists and theatre circuit holdings, the 1977-88 Motion Picture Almanacs showed the Sunset owned by Commonwealth, which didn’t include it in its 1976 holdings. Aerial photos confirm that by 1999, the site was a Wal-Mart.

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