Corral Drive-In

2519 W. Pierce Street,
Carlsbad, NM 88220

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Previously operated by: Frontier Theatres, Theater Enterprises Inc.

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Corral Drive-In

The Corral Drive-In was opened on April 13, 1952 with Diana Lynn in “Peggy”, when it was operated by Theatre Enterprises Inc. Ct. of Dallas TX. By 1952 it was operated by R.I. Payne and Frontier Theatres Inc. Listed in the Film Daily Yearbook of 1957, it was closed on September 2, 1957 with John Wayne in “The Searchers”.

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MichaelKilgore on May 16, 2022 at 1:12 pm

Something called the “Lazy H Corral Drive-In Pitcher Show / Just this side of White’s City” ran ads in the Carlsbad Current-Angus on August 1-16, 1946. I can’t find anything else about it, so I assume it was a makeshift event.

Theater Enterprise started construction on the real Corral in January 1952 and held its grand opening on April 13, 1952. The first movie was “Peggy.”

Corral Drive-In Theatre grand opening adCorral Drive-In Theatre grand opening ad 13 Apr 1952, Sun Carlsbad Current-Argus (Carlsbad, New Mexico)

The Corral’s final ad in the Current-Angus said that it would close for the season on Labor Day, Sept. 2, 1957. The final show was “The Searchers.” It apparently never reopened, and a 1960 article about a nearby small grass fire referred to it as “the old Corral Drive-In Theatre”.

MichaelKilgore on May 16, 2022 at 1:14 pm

Unlike that odd Lazy H thing, the full-sized Corral was on the north highway, about where a Lowe’s is today. A good address would be 2519 W Pierce St, Carlsbad, NM 88220.

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