Heart Drive-In

6500 E. 40 Highway,
Kansas City, MO 64129

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Heart Drive-In

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The Heart Drive-In opened in 1953. Car capacity was listed at 990 cars. It was the first drive-in to be built within the city limits.

The drive-in closed in 1985. Any further information on the Heart Drive-In would be appreciated.

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AnnieJones on April 13, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Heart Drive-In was the location of a large outdoor flea market on weekends. I am not sure of the dates, but we went to the flea market for many years during the 60s, 70s and possibly 80s.

Carlj on August 22, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Yes, it was a swap and shop thru about 1983….my brother Ray used to set up out there quite often. I took a photo of two guys selling out there for our yearbook in high school…winter of 1982. the old entrance is now a junk yard I believe…and the rest of it is empty land.

jpr88 on October 6, 2012 at 11:30 am

I didnt realize that this Drive in was opened til 85. I would have swore it closed in the late 70s or very early 80s.

jwmovies on October 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Aprrox. lovation for this drive-in was U.S. 40 east of I-70. Part of the outline is still there.

pellboy on June 20, 2013 at 1:42 pm

The screen was still up for a long time afterwards, but finally torn down maybe 10-15 years ago. I believe some of the speaker posts still remain to this day.

cwe on July 8, 2013 at 11:29 pm

JWMovies is correct, in part. The Heart Drive In was located along Highway 40, even before I-70 was built. It had a playground at the front, underneath the screen. There was a creek that ran behind it, and the mosquitos were awful!

kcmom36 on November 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I’d be happy to give all the information you would like regarding the Heart. My father ran this theatre for many years until its closing. So many memories :–) So those of you know; the corp of engineers purchased the property to correct the flooding issues from the Little Blue River.

Jay Harvey
Jay Harvey on November 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm

would love to hear any of your stories kc!

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