Apache Twin Drive-In

1411 W. Apache Street,
Farmington, NM 87401

440 cars

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Previously operated by: Allen Theatres

Previous Names: Apache Drive-In

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Apache Twin Drive-In

The Apache Drive-In was opened in spring of 1952 when it was operated by Russell Allen & Kenneth Crawford. It had a capacity for 340 cars. In 1957 a second screen was added increasing the car capacity to 440. Listed in the Film Daily Yearbook’s of 1956, 1964 & 1968

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dallasmovietheaters on May 14, 2019 at 3:41 pm

In 1957, Russel Allen and Kelly Crawford expanded to an East and West screen renaming it as the Apache Twin Drive-In. It went from 340 to 440 spots for cars.

MichaelKilgore on December 26, 2019 at 7:34 pm

Boxoffice, Jan. 26, 1952: “FARMINGTON, N. M. – Russell Allen and Kelly Crawford will be the owners and operators of a drive-in which will open at Eastertime. The partners said the theatre will be located adjacent to the city limits. … The ozoner’s name will be chosen in a countywide contest.”

Boxoffice, May 31, 1952: Russell Allen and Kenneth Crawford have opened their new Apache 325-car drive-in at Farmington, N. M."

MichaelKilgore on January 18, 2020 at 8:13 pm

The Jan. 6, 1958 issue of Boxoffice ran a two-page spread, with photos, of the owners' work to turn the Apache into a twin. “Different than many twin drive-ins, the screens are not exactly opposite each other. Instead of being on a straight line one of the screens is about a quarter of the way off of the straight layout. This was done so that the ramps would not interfere with the playground which was already located just past the boxoffice.”

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