Leawood Drive-In

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

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Texas2step on August 18, 2016 at 7:05 am

This one opened June 26, 1953.

jwmovies on October 18, 2012 at 11:23 pm

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

rivest266 on August 6, 2012 at 1:14 pm

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

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.

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.

JoelWeide on April 21, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Following Link, Thanks!

wmu81 on April 21, 2011 at 6:13 am

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

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.

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

I have it parking 850 Cars.In 1956.

CSWalczak on February 1, 2011 at 7:33 am

There are pictures of the theater and memorabilia on its page at Drive-ins.com: http://www.drive-ins.com/gallery/kstleaw This was a very elegant drive-in, with its screen tower and signage done in an unusual (for a drive-in) colonial style.