The Denver metro’s beloved drive-in movie theater announces it’s back with exciting plans for the 2024 season

By Jim Lawson on March 31, 2024
The Denver metro's beloved drive-in movie theater announces it's back with exciting plans for the 2024 season
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The Denver metro’s beloved drive-in movie theater announces it’s back with exciting plans for the 2024 season

Good news, bad news here… The bad news is the Denver-area’s last drive-in movie theater is still going to close, but the good news, is we’ll still get at least one more season out of it!

The 88 Drive-In Theatre in Commerce City announced today that it will open for the 2024 season.

It opened in 1972 and has been family-owned since 1976.

It surprised all of us when the owners of the 88 Drive-In Theatre decided in 2023 that they wanted to step away from the business and sell their property. The owners requested to rezone the lot to allow a multi-tenant warehouse to replace the theater, according to Commerce City.

While an opening date for the 2024 season has not been announced, the drive-in said, “It’s almost time”  on their Facebook page. In the past few years, the theater has opened in April. In 2023, it opened on April 21, and in 2022 on April 22.

There’s no official word on when the theatre will close for good either, but it won’t be before this season.

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