COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Fans of the 88th Avenue Drive-In Theatre in Commerce City say they will turn in a petition to save it Monday night.
It's one of the last drive-in theaters in the Denver Metro Area, but traffic congestion could force it to shut down.
According to a letter posted on the theater's Facebook page, Commerce City officials are concerned about:
- Vehicles blocking the entrance to the nearby fire station
- Vehicles stopping on active railroad crossings
- Aggressive driving (vehicles veering into the wrong lane to get around backups
- Vehicles blocking driveways
- Congestion created by Drive-In patrons blocking access for emergency vehicles
The letter says if the changes don't solve the problem, "the City may suspend or revoke a business license."
The petition says the city is blaming the Drive-In for the city's road maintenance inadequacies.
The online petition had more than 8,000 signatures Monday morning. For a link to the petition drive click here.
Supporters hope to spend the three minutes available for public comment at Monday's city council meeting talking about saving the theater.
The drive-in is currently showing movies seven nights a week.
There are now fewer than 400 drive-in movie theaters nationwide, 7NEWS Reporter Tyler Lopez said.