Shawnee Drive-In

12505 Shawnee Mission Parkway,
Shawnee, KS 66216

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Shawnee Drive-In

The Shawnee Drive-In opened April 1, 1949. It was still open in 1958. It was demolished in the 1970’s.

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claydoh77
claydoh77 on July 21, 2005 at 8:52 am

The Shawnee Drive-in Theatre was built by Dickinson Theatres in 1948, Dickinson’s 4th drive-in. The screen was of concrete construction. The lot held around 400 cars & had a playground below the screen. The marquee was turquoise. Played a lot of Disney & Westerns.

It was located on Shawnee Mission Parkway between Quivira & Pflumn (The Southwest Corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Long). The Shawnee was demolished in the 1970’s. This area is now a Bayer Drugs Facility. The zipcode above is incorrect, the correct address is: 12505 W. 63rd, Shawnee, KS 66216.

More pictures & info at:
http://www.drive-ins.com/theater/kstshaw
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claydoh77
claydoh77 on July 22, 2005 at 9:40 am

I’m confused? 1 Mile south of Shawnee, KS on Highway 10 is the old address but I believe the address of the current location is 12505 W. 63rd, Shawnee, KS 66216.

Texas2step
Texas2step on July 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm

This one opened on April 1st, 1949.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on January 4, 2020 at 8:59 pm

The Nov. 7, 1953 issue of Boxoffice ran a page and a half on the Shawnee, including photos of the three concessions buildings it used.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on January 4, 2020 at 9:54 pm

Whats that white line down most of the middle of the ramps in the photo above? Why is there a side road off the entrance road in the photo above?

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on January 20, 2020 at 12:49 pm

The June 2, 1958 issue of Boxoffice ran a two-page spread, with photos, of the “just-completed enlargement and remodeling of the concessions” at the Shawnee. “According to Paul Kelly, secretary-treasurer of the Dickinson Operating Co., only half as many persons as before are needed to man the stand in rush periods.”

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