State Twin Drive-In

5033 State Avenue,
Kansas City, KS 66102

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State Twin Drive-In

The State Drive-In was opened as a single screen operation. On November 18, 1966 it reopened as a twin screen theatre with a capacity for 1,550 cars (800 in screen 1 and 750 in screen 2).

The site is now the city/county vehicle maintenance shop.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Carlj
Carlj on August 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Was a really good deal to go to the State Twin…..used to go nearly every week.

jpr88
jpr88 on September 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm

The State was built as a twin screen Drive in. It was nearly identical to the Twin, North Twin and South Twin. And similar to the I70. All of these theaters were operated by Mid America Cinemas.

pellboy
pellboy on June 20, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Yet another now-defunct KC-area drive-in. Sat next to the old Indian Springs Mall.

rivest266
rivest266 on May 6, 2018 at 4:11 pm

This opened on November 18th, 1966. Another ad posted.

jwmovies
jwmovies on February 18, 2019 at 2:39 pm

A more accurate address for this theater is now 5023 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102. This points directly to the entrance road. The Walters Dance Company is at the entrance. Kansas City Parks and Recreation just south of this location is where the drive in itself stood.

Please update.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on February 18, 2019 at 5:48 pm

Opened with on screen 1 with “dead heat on a merry-go-round”, “The last command” and “Cat Ballou” and on screen 2 with “A patch of blue”, “The singing nun” and “Never too late”.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on February 18, 2019 at 8:18 pm

Thats the opening as a twin drive-in.

Kenmore
Kenmore on February 19, 2019 at 5:05 am

According to Google Maps, a more accurate address is 5033 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS.

The entrance road to the drive-in no longer exists and the current address points to a property that is not connected to the drive-in.

https://tinyurl.com/y4a3hrzz

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on August 24, 2019 at 8:55 am

The State Twin Was Still Operational In The Early 90s, But Sometime It Was Demolished In Like Between The Mid-1990’s And The Late 1990’s.

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