Silver Dollar 3 Drive-In

6000 San Mateo Boulevard NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87109

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Previous Names: Silver Dollar Twin Drive-In

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Silver Dollar 3 Drive-In

The Silver Dollar Twin Drive-In opened November 6, 1963 with Victor Mature in “The Big Circus”. Judging from vintage photos it appears that this was quite a large theatre. Styling was of clean line Modern. On September 24, 1975 it was tripled. It was closed in 1983.

Contributed by Jeff Chapman

Recent comments (view all 10 comments)

seymourcox
seymourcox on June 25, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Here is a better path to above mentioned link. To view photo type in words “Silver Dollar”,
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runap
runap on May 30, 2011 at 5:16 am

A third screen was later added,it closed when Syufy entered the area

jwmovies
jwmovies on November 26, 2012 at 8:54 am

Address above is incorrect. The entrance (still in use) is further south @ 5400. The business park to the east of this is where the drive-in stood.

Rickwest
Rickwest on March 29, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Sorry to disapoint you. But that Marquee is Not the Silver Dollar Drive In. On San Mateo Albuq.NM. My dad was the Gen. Mgr. of the Terrace, Wyoming, Duke City,Tesque, and Silver Dollar drive in’s, from 1963-1975. I worked at all 5 drive ins.

flickerfly
flickerfly on July 27, 2013 at 8:48 pm

The Albuquerque Silver Dollar drive-in marquee was 14 feet above the ground and had platforms to stand on to change it. Unless they raised it after that photo was taken. I changed it many times but also left it for Rick West to change if I didn’t get off work till after 3:00 AM.

Dan Rushing

rivest266
rivest266 on June 11, 2016 at 2:27 pm

This opened on November 6th, 1963. Its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 12, 2016 at 11:27 am

September 24th, 1975 grand opening as a 3-screen drive-in also in photo section.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 12, 2019 at 1:52 am

Opened on 6/11/1963 with “The big circus”. The opening night was free admission. Opened on 24/9/1975 on screen 1 with “Dirty Mary, crazy Larry” and “The hot rock”, screen 2 with “The Great Gatsby”, and screen 3 with “Murder on the Orient Express”.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 27, 2020 at 9:58 pm

The site(now demolished completly?) is a car dealership(Fiat of Albuquerque).

kennerado
kennerado on June 7, 2021 at 9:35 pm

Closed in 1983, Oak Tree Apartments now occupies the site.

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