Kenda Drive-In

Westwood Drive,
Marshall, AR 72650

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Kenda Drive-In

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Located on Westwood Drive off Highway 65 North, the Kenda Drive-In opened in 1966 and is still open today, using the conventional drive-in speakers. This drive-in has a capacity for 200 cars and has a 72 feet wide screen. It also has a viewing lounge adjacent to the concession building with indoor seating.

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TLSLOEWS on May 6, 2010 at 4:24 am

Thanks for the stories Mike.

Nunzienick on May 7, 2010 at 12:30 am

Amazing story about the “working girls.” Bet this wasn’t the only drive-in where stuff like this was going on. You wouldn’t think a drive-in would be the best spot for some private fun of that kind anyway. But I guess if business is good then what the heck. Glad to hear it’s still an operating drive-in. Certainly not often these days to hear the phrase “this drive-in is still open.” Thanks for the nice background details Mike.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 7, 2010 at 3:08 am

Thank you TLSLOEWS and NICK.Bet you are glad you don’t have to add a theatre for me anymore,Sad part is i have just about done all the theatres around Augusta.With your help,i might add.

Nunzienick on May 7, 2010 at 5:38 am

Mike: I enjoyed putting them up for you very much. You’ll probably think of a few others in Augusta that you might have forgotten about as time goes by. If so just send them to me.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 8, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Nope, Nick i think between what you did and the few i did that is about all except for a theatre in North Augusta that Bill will have get some info to me on.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm

MORE NICK, if you still have that picture of the MODJESKA being torn down do you think you can get it on CT.Also the box office at Regency Mall. I gave the pictures to ROBIN ,but haven’t seen any of them.I can’t remember what else i sent,but if you could get them on it would be great. TLSLOEWS sent her some Drive-in pictures from Nashville so I hope he has better luck.Maybe He outta send them to you,I think the newness of CT has worn off with Robin.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 10, 2010 at 10:57 pm

Nick, Ray Hutto a friend of Bill’s and mine said he saw “AMERICAN PICKERS” cable show and they visited the Hi-Way 56 Drive -in in Swainsboro! It was on TV the other night and i missed it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 10, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Ray, built the SOUTHSIDE CINEMA on CT.

jwmovies on October 16, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Though listed on Hwy 65, the drive-in is actually a ½ block north on Westwood Dr.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on October 16, 2012 at 9:12 pm

It will map out right at: Hwy 65 and Westwood drive Marshall, AR 72650

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