~ By Bob Valade | Photos by Cindy Valade ~
A short scenic drive from Woodland Park, Buena Vista’s Commanche Drive-In Theater creates movie magic far beyond the feature on the big screen. Surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Collegiate Mountains you are transported back in time as you enter the over 50-year-old venue. As dusk falls the magic peaks, the sound of movie trailers echoing from the cars, children dancing on the ground as a firefly ballet fills the sky. Whether creating new memories or reliving those from decades ago, the magic of the Commanche Drive-In is well worth the trip down US 24.