Zia Drive-In

19392 NM-314,
Belen, NM 87002

197 cars

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Previously operated by: Frontier Theatres

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Zia Drive-In

The Zia Drive-In was opened by 1952 when it was operated by R.I. Payne of Frontier Theatres Inc. of Dallas, TX. It was closed in 1976.

Contributed by A.L. Vazquez-Hernandez

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Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on November 3, 2017 at 5:15 am

The address is:I-25BL at N Frontage Rd Belen, NM 87002

MichaelKilgore on February 10, 2019 at 2:51 pm

I prefer the address 19392 NM-314, Belen, NM 87002, where the Belen Flea Market is now.

The Albuquerque Journal mentioned the Zia in ads in 1959 and 1960.

The Zia did not advertise next to a local indoor theater in the Belen News-Bulletin in July 1971 (earliest available at NewspaperArchives).

Motion Picture Almanac drive-in list mentions:

  • 1952-54: (no capacity), owner Thea. Ent.
  • 1955-56: (no capacity), owner Frontier Theatres
  • 1957-66: Capacity 197, owner Frontier Theatres
  • 1969-76: Capacity 197
  • 1977: off the list
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