Kanopolis Drive-in re-opens after five years of dormancy

posted by CSWalczak on May 9, 2011 at 10:45 am

KANOPOLIS, KS — Closed since 2006, the Kanopolis Drive-in will be back in business as of May 6. Now operated by by Josh and Amanda Webb, the drive-in can accommodate 160 cars. There are still even a few post speakers available though most patrons will hear the soundtrack through their car radios tuned to an FM frequency. Currently the drive-in is running 35mm, but the Webbs expect that a conversion to digital will inevitably occur.

He said his goal is to upgrade to digital or laser projection, but that’s going to mean saving money and possibly taking out financing for the project.

“It’s gonna be awesome when it opens up,” Amanda Webb said. “It’ll bring people together. We need their patronage for it to work.”

The story appeared in The Republic.

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Comments (4)

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on May 9, 2011 at 11:54 am

Good luck, y'all!

markp on May 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Yes good luck. And keep it 35mm.

AdrianEverett on May 9, 2011 at 9:42 pm

If the new owners want to really make some serious money they should go green and get the place rigged with wind powered generators and solar panels. Since Kananpolis is a small town the town could possibly receive some of the unused power and the city power company could pay the DI Owners for unused energy and therefore the owners can easily buy digital or laser projectors.

raysson on May 10, 2011 at 1:07 pm


There is also a Kannapolis,North Carolina just outside Concord and about a good 20 minutes from Charlotte and about two hours from Greensboro.

This one is spelled Kanopolis. Never heard of it until now.

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