El Capitan Drive-In

Route 45 East,
Metropolis, IL 62960

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El Capitan Drive-In

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Opened in 1949, in the far southern Illinois town of Metropolis (the fictional hometown of Superman), the El-Capitan was an indoor/outdoor theater, with around 450 parking spaces and 520 seats indoors. In its later years, the El Capitan featured mostly adult fare.

It closed in 1973 and was demolished a few years later. The site has remained vacant ever since.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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rivest266
rivest266 on June 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm

1952 aerial photo added to this page. it was on E. 5th and Bullock Lane.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm

2012 Goggle View. You can still see the car ramps yet.

jwmovies
jwmovies on September 28, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1900 E. 5th St.

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