Nampa-Caldwell Drive-In

2003 N. Cassia Street,
Nampa, ID 83651

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Previously operated by: Northwest Theatres

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Nampa drive in

The Nampa-Caldwell Drive-In certainly didn’t have a flashy name, but it did provide motion picture enjoyment for years to the city of Nampa. It was opened on May 18, 1948 with Walter Brennan in “Home in Indiana”.

It parked 350 cars making it the city’s second largest drive-in, the Amity Drive-in in Nampa parked 500 cars. The Nampa-Caldwell Drive-In was owned by Northwest Theatres. To provide heat on those cold winter nights, according to BOXOFFICE in 1964 Golden Hot-Shot car heaters were installed by Eprad Theatre Supply. It was closed in 1983.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Thanks again.I figured this one might have had a name change.I found a 1964 Boxoffice that has about 200 Drive -ins listed as getting this car heater,GOLDEN HOT SHOT.Might be another source for Drive-ins.

jwmovies on October 29, 2012 at 2:42 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 2003 North Cassia Street. Now Home Deopt and Edwards (Regal) Nampa Stadium 14.

rivest266 on May 18, 2021 at 2:37 pm

The Nampa-Caldwell Drive-In opened on May 18th, 1948 with “Home in Indiana”. Small grand opening ad posted.

MichaelKilgore on March 31, 2023 at 8:55 am

Boxoffice, April 10, 1948: “NAMPA, IDAHO — Construction of a drive-in theatre at the junction of Karcher road and highway 30, west of Nampa, is moving along and Northwest Theatres, Inc., hopes to have the 400-car layout ready by the middle of April. Incorporators of Northwest Theatres are Dr. L. E. Jewell, A. D. Scrivner, Herb Chriswisser and V. R. Botkin, all of Meridian.”

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