Vanishing or Vanished America: South Valley Drive-In Movies

One of my favorite bits of Albuquerqiana…

sunset drive-inArenal Road just west of Isleta Boulevard, New Year’s Day, 2018


sunset 1960Excerpt from 1960 USGS Albuquerque map


added drive in bonusSunset wasn’t the only drive-in, of course. Same 1960 map, with drive-in along Broadway/NM-47 just east of the train tracks.


drive in vanishesBut that one is gone by 1990, while Sunset still hangs on.


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