Iola 54 Drive-In

1300 2200th Street,
Gas, KS 66749

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Drive-In 54 on October 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm

So it should be listed as closed? Looking a aerial there is nothing there except a empty field.

woods on August 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Ok everyone! I just happened by this site because I was trying to find showtimes for the 54 Drive-in. I signed up for an account just so I could clear up some confusion. First of all there is only one drive-in. It is technically located in Gas, KS (previously known as Gas City, why the change??? Who knows) Now days there really isn’t that much difference between the town of Iola and Gas…they are 2 miles apart if you want to get technical. You could say that Gas is a suburb of Iola. Most of the locals (including myself) refer to the drive-in as the Iola drive-in, not Gas. That might be why there was confusion about one or two drive-ins. The Drive-in, the last I knew is owned by B & B Theaters who also owns the movie theater in Iola and Chanute and others in Kansas and other States. It is located on highway 54 and the corner of a country road. The country road may be 220th rd as was listed in a previous post. I’m not sure. Highway 54 goes straight thru Iola and Gas and is known as “The Yellow Brick Road” from “The Wizard of Oz”. I have seen many a movie here and drove by it on a daily basis growing up. I hope I helped clear up some of the confusion. If you need anymore info call the Sterling 6 theater in Iola, KS 620-365-2255

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 20, 2011 at 5:11 pm

My 1956 Motion picture almanac has it located in Iola,So I guess Gas must be a nearby town.I have it owned by Jack Hastings .

bbrown1 on April 15, 2009 at 8:32 pm

I have driven by this drive-in, and can confirm that there is really only one drive-in, and it is located on U.S. Highway 54 in the small town of Gas (not Gas City) just outside the much larger town of Iola.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 15, 2009 at 11:53 am

If you look at the B & B website, the location given is Gas City, Kansas. I don’t think that we should change theater addresses just to get Google to map them. We should use the address given on the theater website.

DavidZornig on April 15, 2009 at 11:21 am

I would think the fact that it is still open would end the mystery. Can’t someone just call there and ask if they are/were the only Iola 54 Drive-In?
Surely they should know if they have/had a 2nd location or any competitors of the same name.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 19, 2008 at 1:49 pm

Exactly, The theater is actually listed as being in Gas, Kansas but Google will not map the address to Gas, Kansas. lists one 54 Drive-In for Iola, Kansas and none for Gas, Kansas. The other 54 Drive-In on Cinematour might be the same drive-in as this one.

I think that the address above should be changed to Gas, Kansas as it is listed on the B&B website. The theater description could mention the mapping problem with Google maps.

kencmcintyre on September 19, 2008 at 1:41 pm

You may be right. I looked at some other sites, and they had made comments concerning the fact that they could not pin down the location of the 54 in Iola. Additionally you can map 2200th Street to either Gas or Iola.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 19, 2008 at 1:27 pm

I don’t understand the point that your trying to make. The Iola 54 Drive-in that you added was a duplicate of this drive-in. Yours had the B&B Theatres link also and the same address, only the name of the town was different. The other 54 Drive-in listed on Cinematour has no address so I have no idea where it was located. That site isn’t 100% accurate either so that could also be this drive-in. As I said before, if you find another 54 drive-in operated by someone other than B&B Theatres, add it.

kencmcintyre on September 19, 2008 at 1:11 pm

Going by Cinematour’s information, the Gas theater is the B&B Iola 54 Drive-In on 2200th Street. It was also called the Gas City Drive-In. The other theater, the 54 Drive-In in Iola, is not a B&B theater. The name was probably taken from the fact that the drive-in was on Route 54 in Iola.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 19, 2008 at 12:49 pm

Not necessarily. The links that you posted have given different addresses for other theaters in the past. As far as I can tell, there is only one Iola 54 Drive-in and it is operated by B&B Theatres. If you find another Iola 54 Drive-In operated by someone else, add it.

kencmcintyre on September 19, 2008 at 12:39 pm

I think with two different addresses, zip codes and phone numbers, that there is one in Iola and one in Gas City. Coincidentally they’re both called the Iola 54.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 19, 2008 at 12:37 pm

I believe that this drive-in is located in Gas, Kansas but Google maps this address to Iola, Kansas.

kencmcintyre on September 19, 2008 at 12:28 pm

Here are the two listings for the respective drive-ins. Note different addresses and phone numbers: