Star Drive-In

2830 Highway 160 West,
Monte Vista, CO 81144

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jwmovies on December 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Above address does not map properly. Use 2830 U.S. 160.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 7, 2009 at 11:50 pm

The Star Drive-In actually opened in 1955, and was operated by George and Edna Kelloff, who later reopened the old Granada Theatre in Monte Vista as the Vali Theatre. The opening was announced in the July 9, 1955, issue of Boxoffice Magazine. It was a single-screen operation accommodating 300 cars.

According to this web page, George Kelloff is still the operator of the Best Western Movie Manor Motel.

The 2005 book “The Big Book of Car Culture: The Armchair Guide to Automotive Americana” by Jim Hinckley and Jon G. Robinson limited preview available at Google Books has a section about Kelloff, and says that he started the Movie Manor Motor Inn project in 1964. There’s an aerial photo of the drive-in, but it shows only one screen, not two, so it must date from before 2003.

Roloff on May 25, 2009 at 3:22 am

Here’s a recent postcard from my collection:
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