Rio Rey Drive-In

1223 W. Main Street,
Jerome, ID 83338

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Previously operated by: Harris-Voeller Theaters Inc.

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The Rio Rey Drive-In was opened on June 11, 1955 with Randolph Scott in “Riding Shotgun” & Armand & Michaela Denis in “Below the Sahara”. It was operated by the Harris-Voeller company in the early-1960’s. It was closed in 1967. Capacity was 350 cars.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Chris1982 on November 21, 2014 at 6:37 am

The Rio Rey was still open in the mid-1970’s.

kennerado on December 15, 2019 at 10:50 am

Looks like part of it was a used car lot, it can be seen on Google Street view in 2012, they also used the old ticket building (which was large!) as their office. The ticket building was there until at least 2015, the site has now been redeveloped into a gas station/road house.

MichaelKilgore on January 10, 2020 at 3:28 pm

Boxoffice, Jan. 29, 1955: “Austin Kennedy, who took over the Jerome (Ida.) Drive-In from Harry Harris, is getting some competition. Irving H. Harris will open an ozoner at the other end of the town”

Boxoffice, June 25, 1955: “JEROME, IDA. – The Rio Rey Drive-In which opened here recently features the only drive-in screen of solid aluminum in Idaho, according to Manager Walter M. Harris, who supervised construction of the airer.”

kennerado on July 10, 2020 at 12:41 pm

Actually closed in 1967.

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