Clinton Drive-In

1591 Main Avenue,
Clinton, IA 52732

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Previously operated by: Central States Theatres Corp

Previous Names: Drive-In

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The Drive-In was opened on June 15, 1949. By 1955 it was operated by Frank Rubel & Central States Theatres and had been renamed Clinton Drive-In. It was closed on September 1, 1991.

Contributed by Andy Warfield

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Chris1982
Chris1982 on September 17, 2014 at 6:38 pm

When this drive-in first opened in 1950 it was just called simply the Drive-In. The Clinton wasn’t attached until 1954.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 16, 2015 at 7:54 pm

Tragedy at the Clinton Drive-In. Circa 1958 newspaper story added to Photos Section, courtesy of John D. Hullinger.

jwmovies
jwmovies on September 26, 2016 at 12:51 am

The address for this drive in was 1591 Main Ave, Clinton, IA 52732. Now U-Haul.

Please update.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on October 25, 2021 at 6:46 pm

The Clinton Herald published a long article on the Clinton Drive-In on April 11, 2014. It said that the drive-in opened June 15, 1949 and closed Sept. 1, 1991.

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