Westside 1 & 2 Drive-In

5555 Broadway,
Evansville, IN 47712

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Westside 1 & 2 Drive-In

The Westside Drive-In opened July 17, 1953 with William Lundigan in “Down Among the Sheltering Palms” & John Payne in “The Blazing Forest”. It had a 500 car capacity. It became a two screen theatre from April 8, 1977. Closed in the early-1980’s and has since been demolished.

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rivest266
rivest266 on June 7, 2015 at 1:02 pm

July 17th, 1953 grand opening ad can be found in the photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 7, 2015 at 4:44 pm

April 8th, 1977 grand opening ad as a twin in photo section.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 17, 2019 at 1:06 am

Opened with “Down among the sheltering palms” and “Blazing forest”.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 17, 2019 at 1:16 am

Opened as a twin with on screen 1 with “Rooster Cogburn”, “Jaws” and “My name is Nobody”, and screen 2 with “Too hot to handle” and “The arousers”.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 17, 2019 at 1:19 am

The site is now houses.

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