Apache Drive-In

1600 E. Benson Highway,
Tucson, AZ 85714

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MichaelKilgore on December 1, 2019 at 2:59 pm

Boxoffice, Aug. 5, 1974: “The Apache Triplex, the new three-screen version of the 20-year-old Apache Drive-In, was opened July 16 with a benefit showing of "The Great Gatsby,” “American Graffiti” and “The Mysterious Island of Captain Nemo.” … The capacity of the restructured drive-in is 1,200 cars, in contrast with the former 1,000 car capacity for the one-screen operation. There are now two smaller theatres, with 30x60-foot screens, and a third larger area with a 60x110-foot screen. … The late Harry Agron built the original Apache Drive-In and opened it in 1951. After five years, he closed half of the theatre and continued to operate the other half until 1966, when he sold the drive-in to the Cactus Corp. After operating it for five years, Cactus rebuilt the airer to its 1,000-car capacity in 1971."

rivest266 on October 20, 2016 at 2:58 pm

Tucsonman’s ad is now gone, therefore I reuploaded it in the photo section as well as the ad for the 3-plex from July 19th, 1974.

Tucsonman on August 13, 2014 at 9:49 am

Here’s the grand opening ad:http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:BuSbG3wV5pEJ:newspaperarchive.com/us/arizona/tucson/tucson-daily-citizen/1955/05-12/page-10+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca

rivest266 on January 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Aerial photos starting in 1958 at
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kencmcintyre on June 16, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Here is a November 1972 ad from the Tucson Daily Citizen: