Stampede Drive-In

530 Meridian Road SE,
Calgary, AB T2A

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Previously operated by: Canadian Theatres, Odeon Theatres (Canada) Ltd.

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Image courtesy Stephen Leigh‎.

Canadian Theatres opened the Stampede Drive-In on Barlow Trail SE, north of Memorial Drive SE, in Calgary on July 12, 1968 with George Peppard in “The Carpetbaggers” & Steve McQueen in “Nevada Smith”. The opening night advertisement for the Stampede Drive-In in the Calgary Herald mistakenly identified its location at Blackfoot Trail.

The Stampede Drive-In was a single-screener with room for 1,100 cars. It was taken over by the Odeon Theatres (Canada) Ltd chain when it acquired Canadian Theatres' operations on January 28, 1978, then closed it down on October 30, 1979 following a final horror double-bill of the movies “Halloween” and “Phantasm”. Its site has since been redeveloped.

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rivest266 on February 8, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Grand opening ad in the photo section.

davidcoppock on October 12, 2018 at 9:51 pm

Opened with “The Carpetbaggers” and Nevada Smith".

DavidZornig on July 12, 2020 at 9:55 am

The Stampede had a 120 foot by 60 foot concrete blocks screen, first manager was Ron Toboni. Ownership change to Canadian Odeon Theatres was on January 28, 1978. Stampede closed on October 31, 1979

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