Lucky Twin Drive-In

100 E. Highway 13,
Burnsville, MN 55337

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Lucky Twin Drive-In

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The Lucky Twin Drive-In opened in 1954 as a twin screen theatre. The curved screens were each 128 feet wide. It had a capacity for 2,000 cars and was independently operated.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 29, 2010 at 7:51 am

I’ve also seen the drive-in listed as being in Savage, MN which is just to the east of Burnsville and is also on Highway 13?

Open 1964-1980?

Not open in 1967

The largest drive-in in Minnesota?

Anyone have more info or more photos?

GailMarie
GailMarie on May 24, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Bob, If you’d like to see where it was located, Google “Historic Aerials” for Burnsville and go back to 1966. The drive-in was northeast of the present-day intersection of Nicollet Avenue and River Ridge (Hwy. 13). In fact, Nicollet Avenue now cuts across what was the west-facing screen’s parking lot. The Lucky Twin should be listed as “demolished,” because the site has been completely built over.

I saw “The Godfather” there on a teenage double date in 1972, when I was still in high school (I grew up in Minneapolis). The drive-in really was up on a bluff overlooking the Minnesota River valley; the west-facing theater had the better view.

Savage, Minnesota is west of present-day 35W (old Lyndale Avenue). Burnsville is east of 35W. In both cases, what were “towns” when I was a kid have merged into one big suburb.

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