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Kansas Drive-in Theaters

When they talk about the American Heartland, Kansas gets right in the middle of the discussion. In fact, Smith County, Kansas is the middle of the 48 contiguous states. Kansas was one of the most enthusiastic of drive-in states back in the 1950's with over 125 operating drive-in theaters at its peak. Most have now closed though and only 5 remain in operation today.

Open Drive-in

South Drive-in
1019 Est McArtor Road
Dodge City, KS 67801

The South Drive-in is the oldest operating drive-in in Kansas. It is a solo screen drive-in with a 300 car capacity. It is open seasonally, April th...more about South Drive-in
Kanapolis Drive-in
804 North Kansas Avenue
Kanopolis, KS 67454

The Kanopolis Drive-in opened in 1955 as a single screen drive-in. Back then it was called the Lakeview Drive-in. It closed around 2005 and sat dark ...more about Kanapolis Drive-in
Boulevard Drive-in Theater
1051 Merriam Ln
Kansas City, KS 66103

In operation since 1950, the Boulevard Drive-in is one of Kansas' oldest operating drive-in theaters. It has been under the same management since 198...more about Boulevard Drive-in Theater
Midway Drive-in
29591 West 327th Street
Paola, KS 66071

The Midway Drive-in is a single screen drive-in movie theater located in Paola, Kansas. The Midway Drive-in was opened in 1952. This single screen d...more about Midway Drive-in
Starlite Twin Drive-in
3900 South Hydraulic Street
Wichita, KS 67216

The Starlite Drive-in is Kansas's last remaining twin screen drive-in theater. It is also the state's largest remaining drive-in theater with a 1300 c...more about Starlite Twin Drive-in

Permanantly Closed Drive-ins

Star Vue Drive-in
72 State Highway 14 North
Anthony, KS 67003

Tal's Drive-in Theater
180 S. Cline Road
Coffeyville, KS 67337

Star-Vu Drive-in
1010 S Haverhill Rd
El Dorado, KS 67042

The Star-Vu Drive-in was a single screen drive-in movie theater located in El Dorado, KS. It opened in 1955 and operated until it closed for good in ...more about Star-Vu Drive-in
54 Drive-in
1300 2200th St
Iola, KS 66749

The 54 Drive-in was a single screen drive-in located in Iola, KS. It opened in 1950 and operated until permanently closing in 2009.more about 54 Drive-in
Pageant Drive-in
Pageant Rd
Medicine Lodge, KS 67104

While we show the Pageant Drive-in as closed, their website is still up and it appears they are still trying to raise the $70,000 needed to go digital...more about Pageant Drive-in
Star Drive-in
14487 US 283
Ness City, KS 67560

Sunset Drive-in
215 East Main Street
Norton, KS 67654

Chisholm Trail Drive-in
1850 East 16th
Wellington, KS 67152

When opened in 1951, the Chisholm Trail Drive-in had the largest drive-in screen in all of Kansas. However, like many other drive-ins, it did not mak...more about Chisholm Trail Drive-in
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