Cardinal Drive-In

2829 US-45,
Mayfield, KY 42066

400 cars

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Cardinal Drive-In

The Cardinal Drive-In opened in 1950 and closed around 1998. This single screen drive-in had a capacity for 400 cars.

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bbrown1 on August 20, 2007 at 6:31 pm

According to one source I’ve seen, The Cardinal Drive In was also known as the 45 Drive In and the Hi-Way Drive In at various times, and was operated by the Malco Theater chain from 1961 to 1975. I went there quite a few times in the 80’s and 90’s, and it was the Cardinal Drive In then. It also doubled as a video store during the day, and I believe the video store is still in operation in the former concession stand. I also believe the screen and field are still intact so that it could be reopened.

kencmcintyre on August 4, 2009 at 7:54 pm

This is from Boxoffice in July 1953:

MAYFIELD, KY.-The new Cardinal Drive-In has been opened on a 25-acre site near Mayfield by Ned Greene, owner-manager.

ballen270 on October 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I noticed the other day ago the screen is gone.

jwmovies on October 6, 2016 at 3:09 pm

The approximate address for this drive in was 2829 US-45, Mayfield, KY 42066. The street north of this theater formerly known as County Farm Road is now Cardinal Road.

This address is next to Mayfield Memory Gardens. Please update.

markp on December 23, 2019 at 4:08 pm

Saw a story on facebook that there was a huge fire here over the weekend

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