Mile-Hi Drive-In

34 Voight Drive,
Deadwood, SD 57732

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Located between Lead and Deadwood, SD. The Mile-Hi Drive-In was opened May 27, 1955 with Alan Ladd in “Branded”. It had space for 290 cars. It was closed September 24, 1978 with “The Norseman”.

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Chris1982
Chris1982 on July 21, 2014 at 8:50 am

The Mile Hi Drive-In opened in 1960. Car capacity was 290 and the drive-in was still operating in 1979. It was located on Highway 385.

Kenmore
Kenmore on May 26, 2016 at 4:30 am

Found it! An accurate address (at least according to Google) is 34 Voight Dr, Deadwood, SD. Today, a subdivision sits on the property with no trace of the drive-in remaining. http://tinyurl.com/jnb6zvn

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on December 3, 2017 at 11:53 am

The Mile-Hi Drive-In Theatre launched with “Branded” on May 27, 1955. In 1958, “North by Northwest” with its climactic Black Hill scene proved popular with locals and tourists. The theatre closed for the season September 24, 1978 with “The Norseman” and did not re-open. It was razed

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on November 22, 2019 at 1:41 am

Motion Picture Herald, Feb. 5, 1955: “C. C. Creamer, of the Minneapolis Theatre Supply, is head of a company that is building a 600-car drive-in between Deadwood and Lead, S. D.”

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on January 10, 2020 at 2:45 pm

Boxoffice, June 4, 1955: “Despite heavy rains, a large crowd turned out for the recent opening of the Mile High Drive-In at Lead, S. D., which was built by C. C. Creamer, Robert L??, Robert Lundquist and Leonard Steele jr. The latter will manage the operation.”

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on February 11, 2020 at 9:27 pm

Boxoffice, June 17, 1974: “Heavy winds … destroyed the screen tower at the Mile High Drive-In, Lead, S.D., operated by Leonard Steele. A new tower is being installed and an early reopening is scheduled.”

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