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The Holiday Drive-In Marquee 1953

 
 
The Holiday Drive-In Marquee 1953 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob Pearce, circa April 2009
1. The Holiday Drive-In Marquee 1953 Marker
Used by permission of Bob Pearce. http://home.comcast.net/~bpvideo/BobPearceResume.htm
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This sign marks the site of The Holiday Drive-In, which operated from 1953 until 1988. Drive-In theaters were popular in the 1950s and 1960s, especially among young families and amorous couples, where films could be viewed from the relative privacy of an automobile. This sign is one of the few extant examples of the "Futuristic" Googie style in Boulder. Common during the same era as drive-ins, Googie signs strived to grab attention with wild shapes, flashy neon and blinking arrows.
 
Erected by City Of Boulder Landmark. (Marker Number L-02-1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & CommerceLandmarksNotable PlacesRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1953.
 
Location. 40° 3.696′ N, 105° 16.608′ W. Marker is in Boulder, Colorado, in Boulder County. Marker is at the intersection of 28th Street (U.S. 36) and Lee Hill Rd., on the right when traveling south on 28th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boulder CO 80304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker
The Holiday Drive-In Marquee image. Click for full size.
By Bob Pearce, circa April 2009
2. The Holiday Drive-In Marquee
The marquee now looks out of place surrounded by housing units.
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, measured as the crow flies. The Gettysburg Address (approx. 3 miles away); Boulder County Courthouse Fountain (approx. 3 miles away); White-Davis Mercantile Building (approx. 3 miles away); At the Foot of The Slabs (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Denver-Boulder Turnpike (approx. 8 miles away); Mary Miller Historical Mural (approx. 10.3 miles away); Peltier House (approx. 10.8 miles away); Joe Rodwick House (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boulder.
 
The Holiday Drive-In image. Click for full size.
By Bob Pearce, circa April 2009
3. The Holiday Drive-In
The Holiday, at least at the time of its closing, was a double screen drive-in as indicated by the marquee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,538 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 3, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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