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South Dakota Drive-in Theaters

Back in the 1950's, there were 31 drive-ins operating in South Dakota. Since then most have been closed and demolished. However, there are still 7 drive-ins that remain open in South Dakota. Because of the state's small population, this gives South Dakota the highest number of drive-ins per capita than any other state. South Dakota has a ratio of 7 drive-ins for every one million residents. To put that in perspective, the national average is 1 drive-in per million residents.

Open Drive-in

Hilltop Drive-in
33575 Hwy 18
Gregory, SD 57533

The Hilltop Drive-inn is a small, single screen drive-in theater located in the small town of Gregory, South Dakota. The Hilltop Drive-inn is the old...more about Hilltop Drive-in
Roy's Black Hills Twin Drive-in
810 Tenaya Street
Hermosa, SD 57744

Roy's Black Hills Twin Drive-in is another great example of a new drive-in, opened in 2012. It has two very large screens and shows double features s...more about Roy's Black Hills Twin Drive-in
Midway Drive-in
19808 Rainbow Ranch Pl
Miller, SD 57362

The Midway Drive-in is the smallest of the remaining drive-ins in South Dakota. It holds about 160 cars. It is located "midway' between Miller and S...more about Midway Drive-in
Starlite Drive-in
4600 North Main Street
Mitchell, SD 57301

The Starlite Drive-in is a single screen drive-in theater located in Mitchell, SD. Originally opened in 1949 as the Lake Vue Drive-In Theater, the St...more about Starlite Drive-in
Pheasant Drive-in
1600 20th St W
Mobridge, SD 57601

The Pheasant Drive-in is a single screen drive-in theater located in Mobridge, South Dakota. It was opened back in 1953 and was originally named the ...more about Pheasant Drive-in
Pheasant City Drive-in

Redfield, SD 57469

Pheasant City has been lit up since 1953. It is a single screen drive-in with a 200 car capacity. They use FM radio to broadcast audio for the movie...more about Pheasant City Drive-in
Winner Drive-in
27865 317th Avenue
Winner, SD 57580

The Winner Drive-in is a single screen drive-in located in Winner, South Dakota. It has been in operation and owned by the same family every season s...more about Winner Drive-in

Permanantly Closed Drive-ins

Siskota Drive-in
45903 South Dakota 10
Sisseton, SD 57262

Pix Drive-in
Highway 18
Winner, SD 57580