Corral Drive-In

3701 SW Topeka Boulevard,
Topeka, KS 66609

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The Corral Drive-In opened on June 26th, 1953 with Joel McCrea in “The Lone Hand”. It was closed at some point in the 1960’s. The Corral Drive-In was located right next to the Chief Drive-In which sat just to the west side.

The Corral Drive-In was run by the Topeka Drive-In Theaters, Inc. which also ran the Community Drive-In, Cloverleaf Drive-In and Starlight Drive-In.

Contributed by Ken McElhaney

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Jay Harvey
Jay Harvey on March 23, 2015 at 4:37 pm

amazing that 2 competing drive ins were able to co-exist side by side in the 50’s & 60’s. Multiplexes don’t even do that today!

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 12, 2018 at 6:06 am

Opened with “Lone hand”.

jwmovies
jwmovies on February 16, 2019 at 11:04 pm

Sorry Jay to burst your bubble but they do!

It’s called the 52 (!!!) screens of Ontario California. 30 screens at AMC Ontario Mills Dine In AND 22 screens at Edwards (Regal) Ontario Palace with IMAX and RPX. I’ve been to both and only a parking lot and a street separate them. Never have to worry about a sell out when a blockbuster plays on TWELVE TO FOURTEEN screens! Decisions…

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