Big Chief Drive-In

Business Highway 10,
Lordsburg, NM 88045

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MichaelKilgore on April 11, 2022 at 10:24 pm

The last Chief ad I could find in the Lordsburg Liberal was Aug. 28, 1964. “Seven Ways From Sundown” was going to play until Sunday, Aug. 30, then “Drive-in closes after Sunday show for winter months.” Spot checks of summer 1965 issues showed ads for the indoor Coronado but nothing for the Chief.

MichaelKilgore on April 11, 2022 at 10:08 pm

The April 16, 1954 issue of the Lordsburg Liberal said the Chief Drive-In would open on April 17 with “Stalag 17” starring William Holden. “The Chief Drive-In has been under construction for several months now and is located about three miles east of town on Highways 70 and 80.”

MichaelKilgore on May 18, 2019 at 6:09 pm

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.

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on November 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Listed in the FDY of 1956, 1964 &1968

jwmovies on November 13, 2014 at 8:34 am

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