Cinderella Twin Drive-In

3400 S. Platte River Drive,
Englewood, CO 80110

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Cinderella Twin Drive-In

The Cinderella Twin Drive-In opened in 1973 with two screens and a capacity of 800 cars. It operated seasonally March through October. It had in car heaters when needed. FM radio for audio and conventional speakers were also available. This was one of the last drive-ins operating in the Denver area and closed in 2007. It played first run double bills.

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compassdriveins on September 23, 2007 at 11:40 pm

This drive in will close permanently on Saturday September 29, 2007 It will be demolished to make way for apartments. R.I.P. Cinderella Twin. You will be missed.

kencmcintyre on November 10, 2007 at 11:27 am

Here is another photo. The drive-in is closed.

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on March 6, 2008 at 11:07 pm

I’m sorry to report that as of February 24th, 2007 the Cinderella Twin Drive-In has been completely demolished with the sole exception of the marquee. This may be gone by now too as it looked as though that was next on the developer’s hit list due to the positioning of the construction equipment. A source that I do not know very well stated that as of February 16th, 2007 the two screens were still standing although the concession/projection building and ticket booth were gone so I am assuming the demolition occurred between these dates. And the projection/concession building were still standing but half demolished in early February…I saw them myself.
I cannot believe that in a neighborhood full of blighted sites and buildings that would actually be benefited by redevelopment that they decided to go after a classic drive-in that made good money for its owners, was well kept and was enjoyed by many Coloradoans.

Will keep you posed when the marquee finally comes down.

JRed on October 25, 2008 at 3:17 am

As of today the marquee is still there, along with “Closed for the season” posted on it. A bit of graffiti also welcomes viewers of the sign. The buildings are getting awfully close to it but yet it still stands. Interesting.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 16, 2010 at 3:11 pm

That looks like one high Marquee!

davidcoppock on March 11, 2017 at 4:45 am

Did it ever show any film version of Cinderella?

davidcoppock on March 11, 2017 at 4:47 am

How did they get the letters on and off that tall marquee?

NeonMichael on June 16, 2017 at 2:19 pm

The marquee was very tall, but just right for US 285, where it was pointed. The developers wisely kept the signage, but replaced it with an ad for the condos that replaced the Cinderella, as you can see in this Google Street View.

They used to have an area with kiddie rides next to the concession stand. It was there when I first started going, probably around 1998, but soon stopped, citing insurance. I always had a good time at the Cinderella. RIP indeed.

NeonMichael on June 27, 2017 at 12:29 pm

I found a nice video from 2009:

davidcoppock on October 12, 2018 at 10:59 pm

The condos are called Avana on the Platte townhouses.

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