K 42 Drive-In

4308 Southwest Boulevard,
Wichita, KS 37202

400 cars

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The 42 Skyvue Drive-In was opened July 22 1949 with Randolph Scott in “Albuquerque”. It was operated by O.F. Sullivan.

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seymourcox
seymourcox on May 24, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Listed on this fact filled link as the K 42 Drive-In. This web site is chock full of history and photos of hundreds of Kansas cinemas,
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 3, 2012 at 6:39 pm

May 15 1974 has “THE LAST DETAIL” and “FIVE EASY PIECES”.Nice to have some movie titles on here.

kwilkin1962
kwilkin1962 on September 11, 2013 at 11:25 pm

The K-42 opened on July 22, 1949 as the 42 Skyvue. It kept this name at least into the 60’s. It’s first movie was “Albuquerque”, starring Randolph Scott.

bluejaywichita1
bluejaywichita1 on February 7, 2017 at 11:27 pm

More posts are needed. I can’t help with the location. As far I know, I was only there once. 400 cars does not seem right. It seemed quite small, maybe 100 cars tops. I saw a Star Trek movie there. I believe it was Star Trek 2, which dates to 1981. But by this time, this drive in was one of the last in town aned was showing second run movies. Someone with more knowledge as to the location could help but I believe as with so many former drive ins, the location has been built on and so is not recognizable.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on February 8, 2017 at 2:27 am

“Why is it K 42?”

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on February 19, 2017 at 9:41 am

Its proximity to Kansas State Highway 42 aka K-42.

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