Colorado Drive-ins

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Valley Drive-in
Fort Morgan, CO
Holiday Drive-in
Boulder, CO

The Valley Drive-in sign appears to be from the 1950s. It was previously painted dark green. This drive-in closed in 2011. This photo is from 2012. The sign is still there. For more, see this website. [map]

The Holiday Drive-in opened in 1953 and this sign is from then. The drive-in moved in 1969 and this sign was relocated as well. The drive-in closed in 1988. In 2006, the sign was saved and restored by the housing development that is there now. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Tru Vu Drive-in
Delta, CO

The Tru Vu Drive-in opened around 1956 and is still operating. [map]

Paonia Drive-in
Paonia, CO
Sunset Drive-In
Craig, CO

The Paonia Drive-in was built in 1958. This sign is probably from then. This drive-in is no longer open. [map]

The Sunset Drive-In opened in 1954 and closed in 1976. It reopened in 1980 as the Motor Vu Drive-in. The drive-in burned down in 2007. The property is now used by a gravel company but the screen remains. These photos are from 2012. In 2015, the back of the screentower had been draped with a mural banner reads Welcome to Moffat County. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Mesa Drive-in
Pueblo, CO
New Frontier Drive-in
Center, CO

The Mesa Drive-in opened in 1951 and is still in operation. In 2000, two more screens were built. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The New Frontier Drive-in is long closed. It was probably built in the 1950s. This photo is from 2012. The sign was removed around 2017. In 2018, it was announced that the sign was being restored by Morry's Neon in Denver. In 2020, it was reinstalled at the site which is being developed as an RV park. There will also be crafts workshops, cooking events, and agricultural cultivation/demonstrations on the property. The projection booth and screen will be preserved. For more, see this website. [map]

Star Drive-in
Monte Vista, CO

The Star Drive-in opened in 1955. In 1964, the owner added 14 motel rooms with the name of the Best Western Movie Manor Motor Inn. The rooms were wired for sound and the movie could be seen from the picture windows facing the drive-in screen. In 1968, a second story was added to the building which doubled the number of rooms facing the screen. Today, there are 60 rooms facing the screen. A second screen was added in 2003 for normal in-your-car viewing. There is also an RV campground on the property. By 2018, the readerboard on the sign had been replaced with a graphic display. For more, see these websites: 1, 2 and 3. [map]

More Colorado Drive-ins:
Holiday Twin Drive-in (Fort Collins)

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