Prince Drive-In

4238 E. Wilshire Avenue,
Coolidge, AZ 85128

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The Prince Drive-In was opened prior to 1955 when it was operated by L.F. Long and Jones Entertainments of Los Angeles. The drive-in had closed by 1980 and had been demolished. The site is used as the Coolidge Swap Meet.

Contributed by James Monroe

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eftsteven
eftsteven on January 7, 2018 at 2:35 am

We are seeking any pics of The Prince Drive-In. No one here in Coolidge has been able to get any for our history collection.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on December 25, 2019 at 10:53 pm

Boxoffice, March 29, 1952: “COOLIDGE, ARIZ. – Roy Tharrington has been appointed manager of the new 440-car Prince Drive-In, just opened here by the Louis Long circuit. Constructed at the cost of $65,000, the ozoner is equipped with Altec sound and Century projection equipment.”

Kenmore
Kenmore on December 26, 2019 at 9:32 am

A house sits where the concession stand/projector booth once stood.

A 1963 aerial shows the drive-in intact and apparently operational. But a 1980 aerial shows the drive-in demolished with the screen and projection booth/concession stand gone.

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