Paducah Drive-In

Lone Oak Road,
Paducah, KY 42003

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Paducah Drive-In exterior

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The Paducah Drive-In opened in June 1949 and was operated by the Columbia Amusement Co. It had a capacity for 600 cars. The Streamline Moderne style screen tower had a mural of an Indian chief’s head on the rear.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 7, 2010 at 6:55 am

Open for sure in 1967.

Open till ~1985 approximate? Can anyone verify this date?

I found two different road locations?

2 miles from town on Route 45?

Highway 60E?

The two do cross each other, but it’s near the center of town??

Need an address, more info and photos.

1posterfan4sure
1posterfan4sure on September 7, 2010 at 8:37 am

The Paducah Drive-in was located on the right-hand side of Rt. 45, otherwise known as the Lone Oak Road, about two miles south of town. I don’t know the exact address or what is there now. The Indian gentleman whose face was on the back of the screen was Chief Paduke. It had been built pre-CinemaScope, and wing extensions had been added to either side of the screen. They were not flat but at an angle, giving the screen a curved appearance. We saw “America Graffiti” there after it had played one of the downtown theaters. There is a picture of the screen tower at various places on the web.

jwmovies
jwmovies on November 6, 2012 at 3:53 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 2635 Lone Oak Road. The entrance is now Paducah Bank. The screen is now Pizza Hut!

Lakeview Dr. west of Live Oak runs through where the drive-in stood.

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