Grand Island Twin Drive-In

3388 W. Old Potash Highway,
Grand Island, NE 68803

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Grand Island Twin Drive-In

The Drive-In was opened by Commonwealth Theatres Inc. in 1947 and had a capacity for 450 cars. They added a second screen in 1972, and it became the Grand Island Twin Drive-In designed by Milton Costlow Associates. This drive-in had a capacity for 720 cars. The Grand Island Twin closed in the early-1980’s and has been demolished.

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kencmcintyre on August 29, 2007 at 9:06 am

The 1963 motion picture almanac lists a Drive-In, no other name, in Grand Island. This was operated by Commonwealth Theaters. Given the Grand Island Twin’s opening date, the two drive-ins may not be related.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 29, 2009 at 7:55 pm

An item about the Grand Island Twin appeared in the April 17, 1972, issue of Boxoffice. It was apparently a second screen added to Commonwealth’s existing drive-in. The Boxoffice item said that the project would “…add 450 speakers to the present service.” It also said that a new concession area and restrooms would serve both theaters. The project was designed by Milton Costlow & Associates.

jwmovies on October 6, 2012 at 6:13 am

Address above is incorrect. That address is for the Grand Theatre. Approx. address for this drive-in was 3388 West Old Potash Highway. Wilmar Ave. runs through where the theatres stood.

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