Apache Drive-In

1785 US-60,
Globe, AZ 85501

150 cars

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Kenmore on December 22, 2022 at 12:40 pm

A closer address is 1785 US-60, Globe, AZ.

Google has updated their street addresses. This puts it right on the projection booth/concession stand.


dansdriveintheater on December 22, 2022 at 10:03 am

It is a shame that this one closed it is still there as of 5 months ago according to google street view

KenLayton on August 1, 2021 at 6:32 pm

2013 was the year of the big push to convert theaters from film to video projection. It cost the exhibitors very big money to convert to video. At the time it was around $150,000 per screen. Nowadays, plenty of used video projectors for theaters are on the used equipment market for around $20,000 to $30,000. If only this theater could have held out a while longer. It still seems to be in excellent condition aside from some landscaping/brush cutting work.

MichaelKilgore on December 11, 2019 at 6:57 pm

Per CT style, we’re going to have to split this entry. As noted in a lengthy piece in the Dec. 30, 1950 issue of Boxoffice, the original Apache was opened “midway between Globe and Miami on Highway 60 and 70.” That matches what Kenmore found, which is definitely not the Apache’s final location northeast of Globe on Highway 60/77.

Kenmore on December 10, 2019 at 4:06 pm

A 1961 aerial shows a drive-in approximately where Fry’s Food and Drug stands today at 2115 US-60 #200, Miami, AZ.

Could this be the original location of the Apache Drive-In?

Kenmore on December 10, 2019 at 3:59 pm

A closer address is 1770 AZ-77, Globe, AZ. The drive-in is still intact as of 2016.


MichaelKilgore on December 10, 2019 at 12:08 pm

First bit of the origin story? Boxoffice, Aug. 5, 1950: “O. K. Leonard … now is building a 500-car drive-in between Globe and Miami, Ariz., on Highway 60 and 70. … Since the drive-in will be in the heart of the Apache Indian reservation, it will be named the Apache and all decorations will carry out the Indian motif.”

msglobetrotter on September 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm

The final weekend for this theater was Sept 6-8th. There will be a final gala event to mark over 60 years of operation in this community on September 28th. For details see: http://www.lastpictureshow.eventbrite.com

jwmovies on September 4, 2012 at 4:06 am

This drive-in’s approx. address is N U.S. 60, just outside of town next the Mormon church.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on April 9, 2010 at 11:42 am

Closest thing to their own website….


kencmcintyre on April 9, 2010 at 10:28 am

I don’t know if this drive-in has its own website for feature times.

TLSLOEWS on April 9, 2010 at 10:24 am

What times the movie start ken?

kencmcintyre on January 7, 2009 at 7:49 pm

O.K. Leonard was the owner/operator of the Apache in the early 1960s. There was a story in Boxoffice magazine in June 1962 that reported O.K.’s wife had fallen and broken her hip. Nothing got by those intrepid reporters, to be sure.

Scraparcs on June 25, 2008 at 12:10 am

Sorry, I had bad lens flare and not a good angle when I took that photo. Here is a slightly better angle and I’ll definitely stop and get better pictures next time I am up there.

kencmcintyre on June 23, 2008 at 9:38 am

Tell them I said Mazal Tov.