Cinderella Twin Drive-In

3400 S. Platte River Drive,
Sheridan, CO 80110

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Cinderella Twin Drive-In

Located in Sheridan, CO. The Cinderella Twin Drive-In opened on July 13, 1973 with two screens and a capacity of 800 cars. It operated seasonally March through October. It had in car heaters when needed. FM radio for audio and conventional speakers were also available. This was one of the last drive-ins operating in the Denver area and closed in 2007. It played first run double bills.

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davidcoppock on March 11, 2017 at 4:47 am

How did they get the letters on and off that tall marquee?

MichaelKilgore on June 16, 2017 at 2:19 pm

The marquee was very tall, but just right for US 285, where it was pointed. The developers wisely kept the signage, but replaced it with an ad for the condos that replaced the Cinderella, as you can see in this Google Street View.

They used to have an area with kiddie rides next to the concession stand. It was there when I first started going, probably around 1998, but soon stopped, citing insurance. I always had a good time at the Cinderella. RIP indeed.

MichaelKilgore on June 27, 2017 at 12:29 pm

I found a nice video from 2009:

davidcoppock on October 12, 2018 at 10:59 pm

The condos are called Avana on the Platte townhouses.

kennyjames on February 10, 2019 at 1:50 pm

the cinderella twin opened on 7/13/73. i am currently putting together a series of books on the history of the denver area drive-ins and indoor theatres. if anyone has questions on the subject, please feel free to contact me at . i’ll be happy to share my research with you. i am also doing booking histories on the denver area’s 17 drive-ins and selected indoor theatres. see you at the movies ! sincerely – kenneth mitchell

jwmovies on February 13, 2019 at 12:32 am

FYI The Avana Apartments are now at 3400 S Platte River Dr, Denver, CO 80110. No longer in Englewood per Google Maps.

kennyjames on February 13, 2019 at 12:36 pm

update to my 2/10/19 post —– after the cinderella drive-in announced its opening on 7/13/73, an ad was run 7/15 stating that the drive-in was “not completed yet” ! on 7/18/73, the cinderella was officially open for business. kenneth mitchell

MichaelKilgore on July 26, 2020 at 9:26 am

When the Cinderella Twin quietly opened on Wed., July 18, 1973, its opening programs were “Pete and Tillie” with Carol Burnett and “Joe Kidd” with Clint Eastwood on Screen One, and “Showdown” with Rock Hudson and “Winning” with Paul Newman on Screen Two.

kennyjames on September 18, 2020 at 8:56 am

I’ve put together a booking history for the Cinderella Twin drive-in, from 1973 up to 1978 so far, along with ads, photos and other information – in case anyone would like to know when a particular movie played there. I’m always happy to share my research with interested people. Take care – Ken Mitchell ()

rivest266 on April 6, 2024 at 1:53 pm

Grand opening ad posted from the 13th. They lied.

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