South Drive-In

1503 W. Belleview Avenue,
Englewood, CO 80120

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Theaters Corp., Wolfberg Theatres

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South Drive-In

Located in Englewood, south of Denver. This was opened July 1, 1949 by Wolfberg’s Compass Drive-Ins. The opening feature was Clifton Webb in “Mr Belevdere Goes to College”. In the late-1970’s it was taken over by Commonwealth Theatres and closed in the late-1980’s.

Three baseball diamonds now stand on the site.

Contributed by Mike

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Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on April 9, 2015 at 9:47 am

Was part of the Wolfberg Theatres/Compass Drive-In Theatres chain.

EHS86 on March 11, 2017 at 1:34 am

Englewood is a city, not a district of Littleton (also a city) The South Drive-In was in Englewood, CO 80110. The park there now is in both Englewood (the site of the former South Drive-In) and Littleton which is across Belleview to the south. Belleview is the divide between the two cities.

kennyjames on June 26, 2018 at 1:23 pm

The South drive-in opened on 7/1/49. I’m putting together a series of books on the Denver area’s drive-ins and indoor theatres. If anyone has questions on the subject, I’ll be happy to share my research with you. Thanks ! Ken Mitchell –

jwmovies on February 14, 2019 at 12:31 am

A more accurate address for this theater is 1503 W Belleview Ave, Littleton, CO 80120. This points directly to the entrance road next to South Windermere hence South Drive In. The above address is incorrect. The above address is across the street and further east by the zoo and the water park.

Please update.

MichaelKilgore on July 23, 2020 at 2:41 pm

On its Grand Opening night, the South showed “Mr. Belvedere Goes to College” with Clifton Webb, the short “Spirit of ‘49” with Jack Benny, “and Color Cartoon”.

kennyjames on September 10, 2020 at 9:47 am

I’ve put together a booking history for the South Drive-in, from 1949 up to 1978 so far, in case anyone might like to know when a particular movie played there. I’ll be happy to share my research with you. Take care – Ken Mitchell ()

rivest266 on April 3, 2024 at 4:34 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

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