Nor'West Drive-In

12050 Perry Street,
Broomfield, CO 80020

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Theaters Corp.

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Nor'West Drive-In

The Nor'West Drive-In is located on the corner of 120th Avenue and Perry Street in Broomfield. It was opened on March 23, 1967 with Fred MacMurray in “Follow Me Boys” & “Yul Brynner in "Return of the Seven”. Operated by Commonwealth Theaters Corp., they closed it in 1986. The Nor'West Drive-In was closed at the end of the 1996 season. The theater was still completely intact until fairly recently (as of this posting December 25, 2007) but now the marquee, screen and ticket booth have been demolished leaving only the concession/projection booth and the ramps.

There is a church that was constructed on the northeast corner several years ago and now a medical clinic has been constructed several hundred feet west of that. In 2009, it looked like the rest of the land would soon be developed and the remaining building demolished. All was gone by June 2023.

Contributed by Anthony L. Hernandez

Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

Creekwalker on July 25, 2013 at 8:24 am

I worked at this theater in 1978-1979. I was 16 years old. My dad was Asst. Mgr. I worked the ticket booth and concession stand. Sad to see it torn down now. The Mgrs was a woman named Brandy I think. She had a daughter that gave me a BJ in the ticket booth. lol true story.

kennyjames on July 3, 2018 at 11:16 am

The Nor-West drive-in opened on 3/22/67. I am putting together a series of books on the Denver area’s drive-ins and indoor theatres. If anyone has any questions on the subject, please feel free to contact me at and I’ll be happy to share my research with you. Thanks – Ken Mitchell

MichaelKilgore on September 13, 2019 at 6:31 pm

The Nor-West was still operating on May 31, 1996, when the Denver Post ran an article about the remaining active drive-ins in the area. Bill Holshue then owned the Nor-West and the 88 of Commerce City.

kennyjames on September 18, 2020 at 8:50 am

I’ve put together a booking history for the Nor'West drive-in, from 1967 up to 1978 so far, along with ads, photos and other information – in case anyone would like to know when a particular movie played there. I’m always happy to share my research with interested people. Take care – Ken Mitchell ()

rivest266 on April 5, 2024 at 4:13 pm

Opened on March 23rd, 1967. Grand opening ad posted.

Kenmore on April 6, 2024 at 1:33 pm

A June 2023 Google Street View shows the projection booth/concession stand was removed. Only the foundation remains along with the ramps and foundation of the screen.

rivest266 on April 7, 2024 at 11:33 pm

Closed by Commonwealth in 1986, another operator may have reopened it later.

rivest266 on April 9, 2024 at 8:40 am

Last season: 1996.

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