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Frontier Drive Inn ushers in outdoor movie season

San Luis Valley attraction offers drive-in movies and lodging

ColoradoBiz Staff //June 26, 2024//

Photo credit: Sophie Kuller

Photo credit: Sophie Kuller

Frontier Drive Inn ushers in outdoor movie season

San Luis Valley attraction offers drive-in movies and lodging

ColoradoBiz Staff //June 26, 2024//

It doesn’t involve hiking, mountain biking, fishing or other summer activities usually associated with the great outdoors of Colorado, but it’s one of the state’s more unique attractions: the Frontier Drive Inn, where you can watch movies, gaze at stars under pristine night skies and spend the night in a hotel suite or yurt.

The outdoor theater in the San Luis Valley, located on Highway 285, about 10 minutes from Del Norte and about a four-hour drive from Denver, opened in 1955 as a traditional drive-in theater. The family business closed in 1986 after 30 years but re-opened under new ownership in 2016 with 14 guestrooms and a fully restored movie screen. The grounds also include adobe structures called Skylos for gazing at literal stars after you’ve finished watching the figurative ones on the silver-screen.

Films are shown every Thursday through Saturday now, through October. Movies include:

6/27–6/29 Bollocks
7/18–7/20 Christmas in July
8/1–8/3  Happy Campers
8/22-8/24  A Little Bit Country
9/12–9/14  Cycling Aliens
9/26–9/28  90s Baby
10/31–11/2  Sir Alfred’s Spooks

 

For more information visit www.frontierdriveinn.com.