Corral Drive-In

3501 69th Avenue,
Moline, IL 61265

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Corral Drive-In

Opened on July 25, 1950 as the Sky-Hi Drive-In, the first movie shown was Mark Stevens in “Oh, You Beautiful Doll”. The next season beginning May 1951, the drive-in was renamed the Corral Drive-In. The theatre was located near the Quad City Airport.

By the 1970’s, the Corral Drive-In was screening mostly B-grade films, and by the early-1980’s, adult features. The Corral Drive-In closed on September 4, 1982 with a Clint Eastwood triple-bill program “Firefox”, “Any Which Way You Can” & “Every Which Way but Loose”. It has since been torn down, and the site is reverting back to wilderness.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 24, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Parked 500 cars and was owned in the late Fifties by ELFLOW THEATRE COMPANY.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 2, 2012 at 7:14 pm

1970 aerial photo posted here.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Has of 2004 some buildings have been built at the location….Goggle Earth 2004

jwmovies
jwmovies on March 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

A more accurate address for this theater is now 3501 69th Ave, Moline, IL 61265. This points directly to the drive in itself.

Please update.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 25, 2019 at 4:26 pm

This opened as the Sky-Hi Drive-In on July 25th, 1950. It reopened the Corral Drive-In in May 1951 and closed in 1982.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on September 13, 2019 at 4:37 pm

“The Ski-Hi, Rock Island, Ill., changed its name to the Corral.” – The Exhibitor, July 11, 1951

‘Al Aved, 100-Twin Drive-In, has taken over operation of the Corral, outdoor stand, Moline, Ill.“ – The Exhibitor, July 25, 1951

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