Airport Drive-In

Yellow Head Highway,
Neepawa, MB

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The Airport Drive-In was once called the Yellow Head Drive-In because it was located on the Yellow Head Highway in Neepawa, Manitoba. Neepawa is a native American word meaning “The Land Of Plenty”. Neepawa is also the capitol of the tulip flower in North America.

A twister once knocked over the drive-in movie screen in the 1980’s. The theater closed in 1980 and was demolished in 1985. Neepawa has a small independent airport located not too far from the now demolished drive-in which had room for over 350 cars.

Contributed by Chad Irish

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 6, 2007 at 1:25 am

This was listed as the Airline Drive-In in the 1963 IMPA. Operator at the time was Leon Asper. Capacity was 520 cars.

tvbags
tvbags on November 15, 2008 at 1:17 pm

ken mc, I am doing research for a book I’m writing on Manitoba drive-ins. What is the IMPA? Where could I find one in my city? Could it tell me about all drive-ins that existed in Manitoba?

Thanks,
Tim

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 15, 2008 at 5:28 pm

IMPA is the International Motion Picture Almanac. It lists drive-ins by year under location, owner and car capacity. You might be able to find one on eBay or alibris.com.

tvbags
tvbags on November 16, 2008 at 4:53 pm

Ken & Lost memory; appreciate the info/thx

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