Apache Drive-In

1770 AZ-77,
Globe, AZ 85501

150 cars

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Apache Drive-In

The first Apache Drive-In in Globe, AZ has its own page on Cinema Treasures. This page is for the 2nd location for the Apache Drive-In. It was a small, single-screen drive-in, with room for about 150 cars, and in recent years was one of only a handful of outdoor theaters still in business in Arizona. Located off US Highway 60, between Globe and Miami, the Apache Drive-In was open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. It was closed on September 8, 2013, and had a final ‘gala’ screening on September 28, 2013.

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 9, 2010 at 10:24 am

What times the movie start ken?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 9, 2010 at 10:28 am

I don’t know if this drive-in has its own website for feature times.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on April 9, 2010 at 11:42 am

Closest thing to their own website….

http://apache.holliscinemas.com/

jwmovies
jwmovies on September 4, 2012 at 4:06 am

This drive-in’s approx. address is N U.S. 60, just outside of town next the Mormon church.

msglobetrotter
msglobetrotter on September 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm

The final weekend for this theater was Sept 6-8th. There will be a final gala event to mark over 60 years of operation in this community on September 28th. For details see: http://www.lastpictureshow.eventbrite.com

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on December 10, 2019 at 12:08 pm

First bit of the origin story? Boxoffice, Aug. 5, 1950: “O. K. Leonard … now is building a 500-car drive-in between Globe and Miami, Ariz., on Highway 60 and 70. … Since the drive-in will be in the heart of the Apache Indian reservation, it will be named the Apache and all decorations will carry out the Indian motif.”

Kenmore
Kenmore on December 10, 2019 at 3:59 pm

A closer address is 1770 AZ-77, Globe, AZ. The drive-in is still intact as of 2016.

https://tinyurl.com/v9hxgfu

Kenmore
Kenmore on December 10, 2019 at 4:06 pm

A 1961 aerial shows a drive-in approximately where Fry’s Food and Drug stands today at 2115 US-60 #200, Miami, AZ.

Could this be the original location of the Apache Drive-In?

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on December 11, 2019 at 6:57 pm

Per CT style, we’re going to have to split this entry. As noted in a lengthy piece in the Dec. 30, 1950 issue of Boxoffice, the original Apache was opened “midway between Globe and Miami on Highway 60 and 70.” That matches what Kenmore found, which is definitely not the Apache’s final location northeast of Globe on Highway 60/77.

KenLayton
KenLayton on August 1, 2021 at 6:32 pm

2013 was the year of the big push to convert theaters from film to video projection. It cost the exhibitors very big money to convert to video. At the time it was around $150,000 per screen. Nowadays, plenty of used video projectors for theaters are on the used equipment market for around $20,000 to $30,000. If only this theater could have held out a while longer. It still seems to be in excellent condition aside from some landscaping/brush cutting work.

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