Rodeo Drive-In

5101 S. Nogales Highway,
Tucson, AZ 85714

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MichaelKilgore on July 12, 2021 at 3:59 pm

(Flagstaff) Arizona Daily Sun, Dec. 3, 1954: “The Rodeo Drive-in movie was shaken but undamaged by an explosion yesterday. Similar explosions have damaged other Tucson theaters owned by Hugh Downe and Wes Becker, owners of the Rodeo.”

dallasmovietheaters on June 19, 2021 at 5:45 am

The Rodeo Drive-In Theatre closed November 8, 1981 with Eric Lee in “Weapons of Death.” Demolition commenced in November of 1981 within a week of its closure as it became home to a community college.

davidcoppock on March 1, 2020 at 1:52 am

Opened with “Task force” and “Black Bart”.

rivest266 on January 7, 2011 at 4:48 pm

November 3rd, 1949 grand opening ad is at
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Aerial photo at View link

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 9, 2010 at 9:47 am

Ken and Bob, It was owned by Rodeo Drive-In Theatre Corp,in 1956.And parked 600 cars as Ken reported.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 8, 2010 at 8:26 pm



210 E. Pennsylvania Drive was the original posted address. When I looked it up on Google Map it is a good address, but seeded like a strange place for a Drive-In. Every place I looked gave the new address I added and old aerial photos matched this new address. Sorry Ken.

The site of the Drive-In is now Soccer Fields.

The original screen burned down in ~1953 approxamate?

Showed Spanish Movies ~1975-~1981 approximate?

Closed ~1981 approximate?

You all are welcome to verify and come up with exact dates.

Need more info and photos.