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What's playing at the Radium Drive-In Theatre, 1960

A log of what was on the big, big screen in Radium, B.C.
Names of stars are as they appeared in ads in the Valley Echo

Apr. 1-2 -- The 30-Foot Bride of Candy Rock; Lou Costello, Dorothy Provine
Apr. 4-5 -- Captain's Table; John Gregson, Nadia Gray
Apr. 6-7 -- Surrender - Hell!; Keith Andes, Susan Cabot
plus -- Battle Flame; Scott Brady, Elaine Edwards
Apr. 8-9 -- They Came to Cordura; Gary Cooper; Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin, Tab Hunter
Apr. 11-12 -- Virgin Island; Sidney Poitier, John Cassavettes
Apr. 13-14 -- Never Love A Stranger; John Drew Barrymore, Lita Milan, Robert Bray
Apr. 15-16 -- No Name on the Bullet; Audie Murphy
Apr. 17 -- Love Slaves of the Amazon; Don Taylor, Gianna Segale
Apr. 18-19 -- Never Steal Anything Small; James Cagney, Shirley Jones, Roger Smith, Cara Williams
Apr. 20-21 -- Girls' Town; Mamie Van Doren, Mel Torme, Ray Anthony, Paul Anka
Apr. 22-23 -- Happy Anniversary; David Niven, Mitzi Gaynor
Apr. 25-26 -- Al Capone; Rod Steiger, Fay Spain, James Gregory
Apr. 27-28 -- Man Inside; Jack Palance, Anita Ekberg, Nigel Patrick
Apr. 29-30 -- House of Seven Hawks; Robert Taylor, Nicole Maurey, Linda Christian
May 2-3 -- House of Intrigue; Curt Jurgens, Dawn Addams
May 4 -- The Big Operator; Mickey Rooney, Steve Cochran, Mamie Van Doren
May 5-7 -- The Big Circus; Victor Mature, Red Buttons, Rhonda Fleming, Kathy Grant
May 9-10 -- Mrs. Mike; Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes
May 11 -- Ten Seconds To Hell; Jeff Chandler, Jack Palance, Martine Carol
May 12-14 -- Carry On Nurse; Kenneth Connor, Tom Pittman, Kenneth Williams
May 16-17 -- Verboten; James Best, Susan Cummings, Tom Pittman
May 18-19 -- Stranger In My Arms; June Allyson, Jeff Chandler, Sandra Dee
May 20-21 -- 1001 Arabian Nights
and -- The Flying Fontaines
May 22 -- The Mummy
May 23-25 -- Imitation of Life; Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee
May 26 -- Sea Fury; Stanley Baker, Victor McLaglem. Lucianna Paluzzi
May 27-28 -- Bend of the River; James Stewart, Julia Adams, Arthur Kennedy
May 30-31 -- Last Angry Man; Paul Muni, David Wayne, Betsi Palmer
June 1-2 -- Sign of the Gladiators
June 3-4 -- Once More With Feeling; Yul Bryner, Ky Kendall
June 6-7 -- The Wonderful Country; Robert Mitchum, Julie London
June 8 -- The Silent Enemy; Laurence Harvey, Dawn Addams, John Clements
June 9-11 -- Never So Few; Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollabrigida, Peter Lawford
June 13-14 -- Submarine Seahawk; John Bentley, Brett Halsey
and -- Paratroop Command; Richard Bakalyan, Ken Lynch
June 15-16 -- The 39 Steps; Kenneth Moore, Tina Eig
June 17-18 -- Killers of Kilimanjaro; Robert Taylor, Anthony Newley, Anne Aubrey
June 20-21 -- Edge of Eternity; Cornel Wilde, Victoria Shaw
June 22-23 -- Odds Against Tomorrow -- Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters
June 24-25 -- Who Was That Lady?; Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, Janet Leigh
June 27-28 -- Operation Amsterdam; Peter Finch, Eva Bartok, Tony Britton
June 29 -- The Hard Man; Guy Madison, Valerie French
June 30, July 1-2 -- Anatomy of a Murder; James Stewart, Lee Remick
July 4-5 -- Comanche Station; Randolph Scott, Nancy Gates, Claude Akins
July 6-7 -- Ferry to Hong Kong; Curt Jurgens, Orson Welles, Sylvia Syms
July 8-9 -- The Gazebo; Glenn Ford, Debbie Reynolds, Carl Reiner
July 11-12 -- The Searchers; John Wayne, Jefferey Hunter, Vera Miles, Natalie Wood
July 13-14 -- La Parisienne; Brigitte Bardot, Charles Boyer
July 15-16 -- Canyon River; George Montgomery, Peter Graves, Marcia Henderson
July 18-19 -- For the First Time; Zsa Zsa Gabor, Kurt Kasner, Mario Lanza
July 20-21 -- Cry Tough; John Saxon, Linda Cristal, Joseph Calleia, Harry Townes
July 22-23 -- Home From The Hill; Robert Mitchum, Eleanor Parker, George Peppard
July 25-26 -- On The Beach; Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins
July 27-28 -- The Gene Krupa Story; Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren
July 29-30 -- The Unforgiven; Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Audie Murphy
Aug. 1-2 -- Solomon and Sheba; Yul Brynner, Gina Lollabrigida, George Sanders
Aug. 3-4 -- Whirlpool; Juliette Greco, O.W. Fishcher, Muriel Pavlow
Aug. 5-6 -- Apache Territory; Rory Calhoun, Barbara Bates
also -- Life Begins At 17; Mark Damon, Dorothy Johnson
Aug. 8-9 -- A Dog's Best Friend; Bill Williams, Roger Mobley, Marcia Henderson
also -- Gunfighters of Abilene; Buster Crabbe, Judith Ames
Aug. 10-11 -- By The Light Of The Silvery Moon; Doris Day, Gordon MacRae
Aug. 12-13 -- Tarzan The Magnificent; Gordon Scott, Jock Mahoney, Betta St. John
Aug. 15-16 -- Rio Bravo; John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson
Aug. 17-18 -- Room At The Top; Laurence Harvey, Simone Sigoret, Heather Sears (adult admission only)
Aug. 19-20 -- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Tony Randall, Eddie Hodges, Archie Moore
Aug. 22-23 -- Sapphire; Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig
Aug. 24-25 -- Timbuktu; Victor Mature, Yvonne De Carlo, John Dehner
Aug. 26-27 -- The Hanging Tree; Gary Cooper, Maria Schell, Karl Malden
Aug. 29-30 -- Attila; Anthony Quinn, Sophia Loren
Aug. 31- Sept. 1 -- The Mouse That Roared; Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, David Kosoff
Sept. 2-3 -- Distant Drums; Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb
Sept. 4 -- The Deadly Mantis; Graig Stevens, William Hopper
Sept. 5-6 -- Rock-A-Bye Baby; Jerry Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell
Sept. 7-8 -- Mom and Dad; "Sex problems and sex hygiene brought to the screen. Adult only."
Sept. 9-10 -- The Nun's Story; Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Dame Peggy Ashcroft
Sept. 12-13 -- The Bridal Path; Bill Travers, Alex Mackernzie, Fiona Clyne
Sept. 14 -- On Moonlight Bay; Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Billy Gray
Sept. 15-17 -- The Ten Commandments; Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, E.G. Robinson
Sept. 19-20 -- Thunder In The Sun; Susan Hayward, Jeff Chandler, Jacques Bergerac
Sept. 21-22 -- The Country Girl; Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden
Sept. 23-24 -- It Started In Naples; Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica
Sept. 26-27 -- Carry On Teacher; Ted Ray, kenneth Connor, Kenneth Williams
Sept. 28-29 -- Walk Like A Dragon; Jack Lord, Nobu McCarthy, James Shigela

-- papers missing --

The Radium Drive-In Theatre, to the northwest of downtown Radium, was started in 1957 by Mr. and Mrs. Steve Capowski, Duncan McIntosh (who had owned the Bow Theatre in Calgary from 1950 to 1952) and a partner from Edmonton, Alberta. In 1959, the Capowskis became the sole owners.
On May 16, 1960, Radium Drive-In Theatre Ltd. bought Toby Theatre Ltd. of Invermere

What's Playing at the Toby Theatre, 1960

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