Island Acres Drive-In
1198 W. U.S. Highway 50,
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Previously operated by: Atlas Theater Corp.
A June 18, 1955 issue of Boxoffice magazine states:
E.H. Bennington is readying the Island Acres Drive-In at Gunnison for a July 22, 1955 opening with John Ireland in “The Fast and the Furious” & Scott Brady in The Law v’s Billy the Kid". The ozoner will accommodate 320 cars.
From a June 15, 1964 issue:
Gunnison, Colo.- Fred Gerardi, who will receive a degree at Western State College in August, has assumed full management of the West Drive-In and Island Acres Drive-In. For nearly two years, Gerardi was assistant manager to Dick Dudley at both drive-in’s. Gerardi is married and has two children. Dudley, who managed both the West Drive-In and Island Acres Drive-In for six years for Atlas Theatre Corp., resigned from the circuit to devote his full-time to his own Dash-In Drive-In on east Tomiehi Avenue.
It is also listed in at least the 1964 & 1968 editions of the Film Daily Yearbook.
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