Chief Drive-In

Bridges to Buttes-Byway and 180th Lane,
Gordon, NE 69343

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Chief Drive-In

The Chief Drive-In was operated by the Black Hills Amusement Co. in 1955. It was operated by Wheeler & Ukema in the early-1960’s. Capacity was 300 cars. It was still open in 1969.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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jwmovies on December 20, 2014 at 9:44 pm

This drive-in was located east of the airport on what is now the Bridges to Buttes Byway. Look for the large building.

Kenmore on January 16, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Approximate address is Bridges to Buttes Byway and 180th Lane, Gordon, NE.

MichaelKilgore on August 14, 2019 at 1:21 pm

“Herschel Wheeler has taken over the operation of the Chief Drive-In and Pace Theatre at Gordon, Neb., from the Black Hills Amusement Co.” — Boxoffice, June 20, 1960

MichaelKilgore on February 1, 2020 at 10:08 am

Boxoffice, June 25, 1962: “The seasonal opening of Herschel Wheeler’s Chief Drive-In, Gordon, Neb., was held up until mid-June by torrential rains which flooded the drive-in area”

Boxoffice, Nov. 3, 1969: “Wedding bells rang in Gordon, Neb., and Mrs. Billie Wheeler is now Mrs. Dr. H. V. Crum. … Billie is leaving the business, having leased the Pace Theatre and the Chief Drive-In to Rosco and Barbara Briscese, newcomers to the area.”

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