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Tonto Drive In Theater Sign

W. 3rd St., Winslow, AZ

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The old and faded sign is all that is left of the Tonto Drive-In Theater on the west end Route 66 in Winslow. The theater opened in the early 1950s and apparently closed un the late-80s or early-90s. The 300 car capacity theater was run by Nance Theaters. The sign is on W. 3rd St., and Adot Ln. The 13 acre site runs from south from W. 3rd St. to Old W. Hwy. 66 along Adot Lane and is now the location of an ADOT (Arizona Department of Transportation) facility.

x What's left of the original 1926 alignment of the Mother Road runs between the drive-in site and the railroad tracks. It ends about where you see the rise before the bridge in this photo.

Photo(s): 2013



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