Broken Bow Drive-In

1153 E. South E. Street,
Broken Bow, NE 68822

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Broken Bow Drive-In

Located high on a hill, the Broken Bow Drive-In required a one-half mile driveway. It was opened in 1953.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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jwmovies
jwmovies on November 19, 2014 at 9:35 pm

The address above is incorrect.

The address for this drive-in was 1153 East S East St.

Please update.

Kenmore
Kenmore on November 19, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Although only the vague outline of the theater is left, it appears that the screen is still up or something of similar size is where the screen would have been.

Kenmore
Kenmore on July 11, 2018 at 6:16 pm

It does appear that the base of the screen is standing. It appears to be made of cinder blocks and looks to be 18 to 20 feet tall.

I suppose it still stands because it would not be worth the effort to remove. Plus, it’ll probably last for quite a long time.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on July 12, 2018 at 2:23 am

Why the name Broken Bow?

Kenmore
Kenmore on July 12, 2018 at 2:49 am

Obviously, the drive-in was named after the town. There is a Broken Bow, Oklahoma as well.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on July 31, 2020 at 3:25 am

The Bow Drive-In Theatre was launched by the Kennedy family which had opened its first movie theater in downtown Broken Bow in 1911. This was Horace’s son, C, Howard who was launching his second theater following the 1936 opening of the Bow Theater. The Bow opened with “White Witch Doctor” on August 20, 1953.

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