Red Deer Drive-In

8040 50 Avenue,
Red Deer, AB T4P 2V4

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Red Deer Drive-In

Before the 3 screen site at 40th Avenue there was a 1 screen site which opened on June 22, 1951 with Bing Crosby in “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”. It held 327 cars according to an article in the Red Deer Advocate. It was closed in 1965. The site is vacant today and overgrown, the shape can still be seen on Google Earth along with remains of the foundation of possibly the screen or concession building. Closing date unknown.

Contributed by Paul Kennett

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kennerado
kennerado on November 30, 2019 at 3:22 pm

Some more info: it opened on June 22nd 1951 with “Connecticut Yankee and King Arthur’s Court”, two unnamed cartoons and a short called “Unusual Occupation”. It also had a walk-in area with seats and a children’s playground. Seems to have closed after the 1965 season.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 30, 2019 at 10:27 pm

Is there red deer in that area of Canada?

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