Big Chief Drive-In

Business Highway 10,
Lordsburg, NM 88045

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Previous Names: Chief Drive-In

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Big Chief Drive-In

The Big Chief Drive-In, once located on the original Highway 10, now sits almost totally gone. Only the foundation to the snack bar, projection booth remain, along with some of the fencing that was used to fence off the area in front of the projectors beam. This was a single screen drive-in. Opened in spring of 1954 with a 300-car capacity. Closing sometime in the mid to late-1970’s.

Contributed by Randy A Carlisle

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jwmovies on November 13, 2014 at 12:34 am

This drive-in was east of town on hwy 70 (now Old US 70). The ramps are still visible.

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on November 3, 2017 at 11:30 am

Listed in the FDY of 1956, 1964 &1968

MichaelKilgore on May 18, 2019 at 10:09 am

From the Jan. 2, 1954 Motion Picture Herald:

Mrs. S. E. Allen expects to open her new 300-car drive-in at Lordsburg, N. M., in the early spring, and about the same opening date has been set for J. C. West’s 300-car drive-in, Grants, N. M.

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