Boulevard Drive-In

1051 Merriam Lane,
Kansas City, KS 66103

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Greaserama Car Show at the Boulevard Drive-In

The Boulevard Drive-In opened on June 30, 1950 with Dennis Morgan in “The Lady Takes a Sailor”. The single screen measures 75 feet high and 100 feet wide. This drive-in uses DTS sound and has a capacity for 600 cars.

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kencmcintyre on February 29, 2008 at 8:53 pm

There is a photo of the marquee in this Spring 2003 edition of Kansas Heritage:

Aparofan on August 18, 2008 at 8:50 am

Here are a couple of pictures I took on August 16.

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kencmcintyre on December 13, 2008 at 12:28 pm

From Boxoffice magazine, May 1950:

KANSAS CITY, KAS-The 500-car open air theater being erected on a site at 18th Street and Southwest Boulevard here by Charles Potter, Arthur Burke, Dr. Paul Gatzoulis and associates will be known as the Boulevard Drive-In. Seats for walk-in patrons may be installed if there is a demand for them. The new drive-in is expected to be ready for opening about June 15.

KCfan on April 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

The Boulevard is now the first 4G digital theater in the drive-in circuit according to their website. Going tonite to check it out.

Carlj on August 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Theater is now all digital and a great place to take the family. Took our girls to see Brave and the Avengers….was a great nite.

Lyndon on December 4, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Here is a story about the Boulevard.

DavidZornig on January 13, 2015 at 9:26 am

Circa 1955 photo added courtesy of Hemmings Motor News Facebook page.

rivest266 on May 5, 2018 at 3:37 pm

June 30, 1950, grand opening ad in the photo section.

DavidZornig on September 8, 2018 at 6:47 pm

Article about the Boulevard Drive-In.

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