Pageant Drive-In

3492 Pageant Road,
Medicine Lodge, KS 67104

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Pageant Drive-In

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The Pageant Drive-In opened in 1952 with a capacity for 300 cars. It has been owned and operated by the Sill family for over 30 years. In 1971, the screen blew down, and the present screen has been newly painted in 2009. This drive-in closed for a few years starting in 1987.

Located on Highway 160 E. in Medicine Lodge, KS which is historically known for the Medice Lodge Peace Treaty Pageant, hence the theatre’s name ‘Pageant’.

It re-opened in 1995 and has hosted motorcycle clubs, church groups and special movie screenings. It is open all summer weekends.

Contributed by Lost Memory, Linda Leibham

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jwmovies
jwmovies on November 6, 2012 at 4:03 am

This maybe closed. Google Maps no longer maps to the drive-in. Can anyone confirm this?

Chris1982
Chris1982 on September 23, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Some history on the Pageant Drive-In, The Pageant is located East of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, on Pageant Drive (Old Highway 160). The theatre was originally owned by Roy and May Colley, managed by their son, Craig, and opened in May of 1952. Owen Sill purchased and operated the Pageant from 1968 thru 1988, when the drive-in closed. Owen’s son, Mike Sill, re-opened the theater in 1995, installing FM Stereo broadcast equipment, and new projection equipment. The Pageant still has the speakers found at drive-ins, and many of those being used today are from different closed drive-ins, and still bear their logos. The Pageant Drive-In Theatre boasts a 275 car capacity, a 55' x 70' screen, and a fully operational Snack Bar, serving soft drinks, candy, hotdogs, hot buttered popcorn, as well as chili-dogs and nachos. The Pageant operates every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from April thru September. That is the correct address and google does map it. The drive-in did not open for the 2014 season because their fund raising fell short of the $70K goal.

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