Hillcrest Drive-In

2515 Eisenhower Road,
Ottawa, KS 66067

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The Hillcrest Drive-In was located to the southwest of Ottawa on the east side of Eisenhower Road and just south of Old Highway 50.

The drive-in opened around 1949 when it was operated by Glen Underwood. In 1955 it was operated by Mr & Mrs William Bancroft. It managed to make it into the 1980’s, but by 1991 was demolished.

Today, it is now private property and there are no traces of the drive-in, not even an outline that is left.

Contributed by Ken McElhaney

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NeonMichael
NeonMichael on January 14, 2017 at 12:17 pm

Theatre Catalogs list it as operated by Glen Underwood (1949, 1952), then the Bancrofts in 1955 as Ken says. It wasn’t listed in the 1948 catalog, so 1949 might be its opening date.

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