Capitol Drive-In

4646 NE 14th Street,
Des Moines, IA 50313

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MichaelKilgore on December 28, 2019 at 8:59 pm

Boxoffice ran a full-age article on the Capitol in its Dec. 6, 1952 issue. “The screen tower, built of wood and enclosed with fireproof Transite, houses the manager’s office and storage space. Size of the picture screen is 62½x45½ feet.”

davidcoppock on May 30, 2018 at 1:36 am

The ramps and entrance(and exit?) road/s may still be there under the overgrown site? Unknown what else may still be there on the site?

DavidZornig on March 12, 2018 at 3:29 pm

Letterhead & copy added courtesy of Rusty Hayes. “Years ago I worked at the Capitol Drive-In. When they were tearing it down I managed to salvage this letterhead from the debris.” John Cannon also added “In the late 60s, Lloyd Hirstine owned it. His son Richard was the assistant manager.”

rivest266 on November 29, 2015 at 10:43 am

September 19th, 1952 grand opening ad in photo section.

kencmcintyre on June 16, 2009 at 12:26 am

Here is a December 1965 ad from the Des Moines Register: