Corral Drive-In

Highway 59 North,
Cherokee, IA 51012

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Corral Drive-In

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This drive-in theater was built in 1953 and had parking spaces for 300 cars.

Located one mile north of Cherokee on Highway 59, it was a popular place to spend a hot summer night for both teenagers and families.

In the 50 and eary 60’s traveling entertainers, singers, magicians, etc. would perform their acts on the roof of the concession stand before the shows or during intermission.

Unfortunately, VHS tapes and cable TV proved to much for this theater. In the early 1970s, it closed it’s gates and was eventually torn down.

Many can still remember the old jeep cruising up and down the rows keeping teens in line, family night, buck night and “Excuse me, would you open the trunk please?”

Contributed by Terry Gustafson

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

kencmcintyre on September 24, 2007 at 10:17 pm

The Corral was operated by the Pioneer Circuit throughout the sixties. Capacity was 350 cars, according to the 1970 IMPA.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 23, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Would this Drive-in be near Webster City,Iowa?

jwmovies on September 24, 2012 at 12:54 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 5112 U.S. 59.

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