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Leawood Drive-In

123rd Street and State Line Road,
Leawood, KS 66209

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Leawood Drive-In

The Leawood Drive-In was a single screen drive-in theater located on the west side of State Line Road. It opened June 26, 1953. Operated by Dickinson Theatres, advertisements listed the location as 120th and State Line. However, that would locate it on the slope of a hill and I do not remember it as being on a hill. My recollection is that it would have been on the top of the next hill at about 123rd Street.

Contributed by Charles Purvis

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CSWalczak on February 1, 2011 at 7:33 am

There are pictures of the theater and memorabilia on its page at This was a very elegant drive-in, with its screen tower and signage done in an unusual (for a drive-in) colonial style.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 1, 2011 at 11:10 am

I have it parking 850 Cars.In 1956.

cpurv69 on February 1, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Can anyone recall the exact location? 120th and State Line does not look right to me. I went to this theater at least fifty times, probably closer to 75 and still cannot accurately place it.

wmu81 on April 21, 2011 at 6:13 am

According to the view at this theater was located on the NW corner of 123rd St. and State Line Road

JoelWeide on April 21, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Following Link, Thanks!

cpurv69 on April 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Thanks for the link! That proves that the south boundary was what is now 123rd Street, and the north boundary was south of 121st. I have old KC Star newspaper ads in which the Leawood states that it is located at 120th and State Line, so apparently there was some re-numbering of roads at some point.

I didn’t remember the ’S'-curve type entrance road but the photos don’t lie.

ornurse362 on May 9, 2011 at 10:27 am

I never really cared about the exact address …

I mean, I’d just drive south on State Line Road and turned right at the last drive-in theater before the airport.

rivest266 on August 6, 2012 at 1:14 pm

1955 aerial uploaded here. It looks like it was still under construction.

jwmovies on October 18, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 12248 State Line Road.

Texas2step on August 18, 2016 at 7:05 am

This one opened June 26, 1953.

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