Pioneer Drive-In

2099 SE 14th Street,
Des Moines, IA 50320

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Pioneer Drive-In

The Pioneer Drive-In opened in August 19, 1959 with June Allyson in “Stranger in My Arms” & James Cagney in “Never Steal Anything Small”. Car capacity was 700 cars. The drive-in was operated by Dubinsky Bothers and was still listed as open in the mid-1980’s. The site is now the Autorama RV Center.

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rivest266 on November 29, 2015 at 9:40 am

August 19th, 1959 grand opening ad in photo section.

50sSNIPES on November 16, 2019 at 4:07 pm

In 2006, A Crystal Clear Condition Of A Snipe Picture Was Discovered On A Restored 35mm Print of An Upcoming Event “Friday And Saturday” From 1960.

(Avenir) “And One More Thing, Kids, (HGS) See Me On The PATIO (Gill Sans) On FRIDAY And SATURDAY (Bolded Avenir): And I Will Have Additional Gifts For You.”

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