Holiday Drive-In

1150 30th Street,
Boulder, CO 80303

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Holiday Drive-In

This was the first Holiday Drive-In to operate in Boulder, CO. It was opened on July 9, 1953 with Robert Taylor in “Ride, Vaquero!”. It originally had its entrance on 28th Street, but when 30th Street was cut through in the 1960’s, its entrance was moved to that location. It was operated by Graves & Williams.

It was demolished in 1969, and the second Holiday Drive-In opened that year on 28th Street.

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Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on April 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Just uploaded TOPO showing the two entrances.

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on April 12, 2015 at 1:56 am

Was once part of the Highland Theatres chain. Should be added to the list of previous operators.

jwmovies on February 13, 2019 at 3:45 pm

A more accurate address for this version of the drive in was 1150 30th St, Boulder, CO 80303. This points to the entrance road. If you look closely at 30th and Colorado on the NE corner, though barely visible part of the entrance road is still there.

Please update.

davidcoppock on April 27, 2019 at 9:22 pm

Opened on 9/7/1953 with “Ride Vaquero”.

davidcoppock on April 28, 2019 at 1:18 am

Correction opened on 9th july, 1953.

MichaelKilgore on June 5, 2019 at 8:19 pm

The April 23, 1962 issue of BoxOffice reported, “The screen tower at the Holiday Drive-In, Boulder, was blown down and completely demolished in a 60-mile-an-hour wind.”

MichaelKilgore on November 21, 2019 at 3:12 am

Motion Picture Herald, July 18, 1953: “Claude Graves and Wilbur Williams opened their new 600-car Holiday drive-in, Boulder, Colo.”

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