Star Drive-In

2830 Highway 160 West,
Monte Vista, CO 81144

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TomMc11
TomMc11 on July 30, 2017 at 9:54 am

A current article on this somewhat unique drive-in:

http://gazette.com/keeping-the-dream-alive-at-colorados-unique-drive-in-theater/article/1607175

NeonMichael
NeonMichael on February 22, 2017 at 12:31 pm

The Movie Manor is a treasure, and its setting is unique, but it was never the only motel-drive-in combo. The Fairlee Motel & Drive-In Theater in Vermont started adding its motel rooms in 1960, and it’s still in operation.

NYozoner
NYozoner on December 31, 2016 at 12:27 am

This drive-in was also a fly-in, as it had its own landing strip in the 1960s.

jwmovies
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
Roloff on May 25, 2009 at 3:22 am

Here’s a recent postcard from my collection:
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