Community Drive-In

2500 SE California Avenue,
Topeka, KS 66605

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Community Drive-In

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The Community Drive-In was opened around 1948.

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Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Uploaded a better aerial of it from Goggle Earth 1991

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 25, 2014 at 12:58 pm

The Community Drive-In was first listed in the FDY in 1948. By 1954, five drive-ins were listed for Topeka.

irish729
irish729 on February 5, 2017 at 11:28 am

Very close by, just to north of the drive-in was Highland Park High. Many days I would stare out of my classroom window at the big screen and dream about the next time I could be there, watching a movie on a warm summer night. My folks began taking me there when I was very young, in my pajamas. As a junior in high school, I got to know the manager and in exchange for free admission, I’d make cassette tapes of music and snack bar commercials played before and between movies. I loved that theater and was sorry to know once when I went back to Topeka that it had been demolished. I saw movies at all the other drive-in theaters in town, but this one was closest to home as I lived only a few blocks away. The theater may be gone, but never the fond memories I have of it.

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