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East 70 Drive-in Theater

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1947. 12800 E. Colfax Ave.

Colorado's first drive-in theater opened July 4, 1947, with A Night in Casablanca and Sunbonnet Sue. This state-of-the-art drive-in offered portable battery chargers, windshield washing, a children's playground, baby bottle warmers, and in-car heaters.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "East 70 Drive-in Theater", [Aurora, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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