Oskaloosa Drive-In

2046 Old Highway 163,
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

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The Oskaloosa Drive-In was opened around 1950. Besides other owners this drive-in was with A.H. Theatres(contolled by Paramount-Publix) and from 1964-1980 by Central States Theatres Corporation of Des Moines. It closed in 1985. The drive-in was located west of Oskaloosa and as far as I can tell south of old and new Iowa 163 at Kirby Avenue.

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LivininIowa
LivininIowa on October 26, 2006 at 11:24 pm

This theater was located right off of old Hwy. 163 just west of Oskaloosa. It was a single screen theater with a capacity of about 100 cars. The theater was demolished in the late 80’s and the site is now the current home of the Mahaska county road maintenance garage.

Kenmore
Kenmore on June 13, 2016 at 10:20 pm

A more accurate address (at least for Google) is 2046 Old Highway 163, Oskaloosa, IA. Today, there is no trace of the old drive-in remaining. http://tinyurl.com/jply76k

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