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The Ozoner 29 Twin ~&~ El Rancho Drive-In Theatres

El Rancho Drive In
75th Anniversary

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EL RANCHO GETS A MAKE-OVER
IN 2010!
BEFORE                              &                                  AFTER

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SNACKBAR JUST GETTING ITS NEW SIDING & ROOF!
 
Welcome to the El Rancho! 
Built in 1951, and running continuously since it's opening in 1952.   At the front of  the field looms El Rancho's 60' x 90' screen.  The first and only the drive in has had. 
 
In the center of  El Rancho's 400 car lot, sits the concession stand, with it's traditional flat roof and classic powder-blue tiled floor.  Hours before showtime, the smell of pop corn, burgers and fried food is smelled coming from this building, thus drawing people away from their play on the front lawn long enough to have a bite to eat.
 
Two things have however changed at El Rancho.  One very important feature is the lack of speakers attached to your window needed to hear the movie.  Everything is now heard thru your FM radio.    Before the movie begins, "oldies" music is played.  Then, as the show begins, the music ends and movie fills your vehicle.  

The other change El Rancho has seen in recent years is the loss of it's old flat roof ticket booth.  Snow and age caused it to cave in.  It was replaced by a shed-like building that may not look like the old booth, but serves the same purpose, and even now allows any height vehicle to pass thru.  The old booth, with it's over-hanging  roof forced  higher vans and RV's to take another route around the building. 
 
Rather you are a drive in buff, movie fan or just enjoy a night out with your friends and family, El Rancho has it all! 

Please  scroll down to see some pictures and old ads that we have found!  
 

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Take a walk back in time....

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