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  • Still rolling: Fort Union Drive-In reopens after nearly closing for good

    Jake Cordova runs the digital projector for the first time at the Fort Union Drive-In on Friday. Cordova and financial help from his family helped save the drive-in theater, one of just two left in the state. Cordova’s grandfather helped pay for the digital projector the drive-in needed to stay open. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 9:00 pm | Updated: 9:35 am, Mon Jun 16, 2014.

A light rain fell Friday evening as a 5-year-old Spider-Man poked his masked head out of the sunroof of his grandmother’s car, scoping out the scene at the Fort Union Drive-In near Las Vegas, N.M.

A double rainbow brightened to the south. Fading sunlight burnished the prairie to the east. Teenagers and senior citizens wandered over to the concession stand to pick up pizza and popcorn. Families huddled under blankets, laughing and talking, as the night air cooled. Music blared from a few of the 65 vehicles parked in front of the screen.

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3 comments:

  • Amber Espinosa-Trujillo posted at 7:49 pm on Mon, Jun 16, 2014.

    Catholic Against Hate Posts: 23

    Can't wait to head to La's Vegas for a double feature! Not to mention delicious piazza!

     
  • Thomas O'Neill posted at 2:29 pm on Mon, Jun 16, 2014.

    tomoneill Posts: 3

    There is also a Drive-in on Rt 84 heading west out of Lubbock Texas.

     
  • Mel Hayes posted at 12:44 pm on Sun, Jun 15, 2014.

    Hobson Posts: 117

    I loved taking my girlfriend to the Drive-In after I became old enough to drive, not sure her parents liked the idea tho.....

     

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