Broadview Drive-In

701 S. Morgan Street,
Morganfield, KY 42437

420 cars

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This drive-in had space for 420 cars and was owned by J. McElroy. The theatre opened in the late-1950’s, and closed around 1980.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 31, 2006 at 3:56 pm

Don’t you mean that this drive-in closed in 1980?

kencmcintyre on March 31, 2006 at 4:26 pm

No, it opened in 1980 and closed at some point later on. I know that not many drive-ins opened in the 70s and 80s, but that’s what the source says.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 31, 2006 at 4:32 pm

I don’t know what your source was for this drive-in, but the info in your description above is exactly the same as on The only difference is, they have it listed as closed in 1980.

kencmcintyre on March 31, 2006 at 4:47 pm

I guess it depends on your interpretation. Timelines generally start at the beginning and go to the end. If it says Timeline – 1980-closed, I am assuming that’s a chronological progression. I could be wrong, but it’s hard to tell.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 31, 2006 at 4:53 pm

It has nothing to do with my interpretation. On it reads “1980 – closed”. There is also a Website Visitor Comment that reads “It closed about 1980”. I don’t believe they are saying that it opened in 1980. Maybe your source made a mistake. If you believe that is wrong, leave them a message and see what their reply is.

compassdriveins on September 15, 2007 at 10:42 pm

The Broadview drive in was built in the 1950’s. We owned the drive in in the neighboring town and we purchased all the speakers and some of the other equipment when it closed. We bought that equipment in 1988. It was a nice drive in and had a big snack bar with knotty pine panneling. The screen and buildings stood well into the 80’s but were demolished by the early 90’s.

jwmovies on September 12, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 701 South Morgan Street.

MrPdot on March 14, 2014 at 8:50 pm

The Broad-view Drive-In in Morganfield, KY was open in the 70’s for sure. I drove there as a kid in ‘74. It was about the only thing to do on the weekend. I know that it was open in the 60’s too, but don’t know an opening date.

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