Sioux Drive-In

621 E. St. Patrick Street,
Rapid City, SD 57701

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Sioux Drive-In

The Sioux Drive-In opened June 9, 1953 with “Law and Order”. It was initially operated by Black Hills Amusement Co., and by 1969 Commonwealth Amusement Co. thru its closing in the mid-1980’s. The car capacity was 350. It was closed July 4, 1982 with “Blue Lagoon” & “Heavy Metal”.

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Kenmore
Kenmore on October 8, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Based on the photograph, the address appears to be 621 E St Patrick St. A Salvation Army Thrift Store sits on part of the site, but you can still see the outline of the drive in.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on December 2, 2017 at 8:13 pm

June 9, 1953 grand opening ad playing “Law and Order” in photos. As the theatre was coming to the end of its 30-year lease, a wind storm ruined the tower in 1982. Final shows were July 4, 1982 wiht “Blue Lagoon” and “Heavy Metal.” Commonwealth decided to close the theatre rather than make repairs ending its run.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on February 9, 2020 at 3:28 pm

Boxoffice, Oct. 17, 1966: “Black Hills Amusement Co. has taken over operation of the State Theatre and Sioux Drive-In at Rapid City. The State had been operated by John George and the Sioux had been operated by his son Tom.”

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