Boulder in Boulder County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Holiday Drive-In Marquee 1953
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: Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Landmarks • Notable Places • Roads & Vehicles.
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 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.
Also see . . .
1. Boulder Outdoor Cinema. This site has a very complete history of The Holiday Drive-In Theatre (Submitted on May 3, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
2. Drive-ins.com. For drive-in theatre enthusiasts, Drive-ins.com is one of the most complete and consistently updated websites with a wealth of information on drive-ins past and present. (Submitted on May 3, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2009, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 2,494 times since then and 23 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.