Kenwood Drive-In

7001 Southside Drive,
Louisville, KY 40214

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Kenwood Drive-In

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The Kenwood Drive-In is a single screen which originally opened in 1949. The theatre closed in January 2009.

In early-2011, the theatre is pending sale between National Amusements and the EDF Services, Inc. If the offer is accepted, then the EDF Services, Inc. Management Team has plans to do some extensive remodeling, and then within 3-5 years, the EDF Services, Inc. Management Team will expand the theatres' land bigger, so they can add 3 additional screens.

Contributed by Rosalind Causey

Recent comments (view all 15 comments)

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on April 15, 2007 at 10:01 am

Hi, Rosalind.
I’m happy to tell you that National Amusements' other remaining drive-in, the Miracle Twin DI in Burton, MI outside Flint will also open this year. Like yourself, I’m maintaining an individual web page devoted to that DI at View link which I admit is much more primitive compared to yours. I’ve posted a news story to the Cinema Treasures webmasters about the opening of both drive-ins giving you credit for the Kenwood DI info.

yayafenella
yayafenella on May 1, 2007 at 11:04 am

Thank you so much for mentioning my site in your article!! It has really helped people find it.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 5, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Pretty big drive in and it lasted 60 years pretty cool.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 4, 2010 at 6:04 pm

You can bet a stinking Wal-Mart is there now.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on November 9, 2010 at 10:26 am

Here are my pictures from November 2010. The property is in pretty good shape, except for some potholes in the driveway and the brush reclaiming the outer fringes of the lot.

Theefdservices
Theefdservices on March 31, 2011 at 9:18 pm

We have submitted an offer to National Amusements so we can buy the property and reopen the theatre, As of right now our offer is still pending but if it is accepted we will get our Remodeling crew out to the property and remodel the theatre so we can get the theatre open for the 2011 season, See you at the Movies! :)

steelbeard1
steelbeard1 on August 19, 2011 at 11:23 am

There is a news report about the status of this drive-in at http://www.wlky.com/r-slideshow/28908282/detail.html?taf=lou

drivein
drivein on March 14, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Unfortunately it looks like the drive-in is still for sale for 1.5 million as of 3/14/2012:

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/17527177/7001-Southside-Drive-Louisville-KY/

Hopefully someone can save it, but at that price things aren’t looking too good…

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on August 29, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Pulling the screen tower down to be reused at another drive-in

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