3251 Cerrillos Road,
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The Pueblo Drive-In was the second to have this name in the Santa Fe area. (the first was in Tesuque, north of town which opened in 1950 (It has is own page on Cinema Treasures).
This Pueblo Drive-In was opened on May 29 1958 with Gene Kelly in “Les Girls” & Rex Reason in “Badlands of Montana”. It was operated by Greer Enterprises. On December 31, 1967, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican, then owner Frontier Theaters sold four local theatres to Commonwealth Theaters. The theatres involved were the Pueblo, Alley, Lensic, and El Paseo.
While being operated by Commonwealth Theatres, it closed in September 14, 1980 with Betsy Palmer in “Friday the 13th” & Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong in “Up in Smoke”. It never reopened. Wal-Mart occupies the site today.
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