Pines Drive-In

Sturgis Road and Universal Drive,
Rapid City, SD 57702

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Pines Drive-In

The Rapids Drive-In opened July 31, 1952 with Ronald Reagan in “Louisa” & “Italian Interlude”. It was initially operated by Black Hills Amusement Co. It was closed in 1957. The drive-in was renamed the Pines Drive-In when it reopened March 31, 1961. In 1969 the drive-in was operated by Commonwealth Amusement Co. until its closing in 1986.

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Chris1982 on July 22, 2014 at 11:33 pm

Address should be Highway 14-79.

NYozoner on December 6, 2016 at 3:11 pm

New address is:

Sturgis Rd at Universal Dr Rapid City, SD 57702

Sturgis Rd is also Hwy 79. The drive-in was in the southeast corner of the intersection. The site is now a large man-made lake/drainage pond.

ronnie21 on December 10, 2017 at 6:42 pm

most drive ins all closed around mid 80’s

rivest266 on January 11, 2018 at 2:09 pm

This opened as the Rapids Drive-In on July 31st, 1952 and closed down at the end of the 1957 season. It reopened as the Pines Drive-In on March 31st, 1961. Both grand opening ads in the photo section.

rivest266 on January 12, 2018 at 1:04 pm

Last season: 1986.

davidcoppock on October 15, 2018 at 1:52 am

Opened with “Louisa” and “Italian interlude”.

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