69 Drive-In

1077 S. 220th Street,
Pittsburg, KS 66762

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69 Drive-In

The 69 Drive-In was built by 1958 and located south of Pittsburg, KS at 1077 S. 220th Street. It was run by Dickenson Theaters.

The drive-in may have opened in 1948 and ran to the mid-1960’s.

The drive-in was named after the highway it was connected to. However, HWY 69 had moved by 1960, but the drive-in kept the name.

It was closed in 1987 and by 1991, it had been demolished and is now a private residence. All that remains is the general outline, the entrance and exit roads, and faint indications of the ramps.

Contributed by Kenmore

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MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on November 4, 2019 at 6:45 pm

In the July 22, 1988 article announcing that Salina’s 81 Drive-In would not reopen, the Hutchinson News wrote that Dickinson also owned a drive-in in Pittsburg that had closed. Perhaps the 69’s final shows were in 1987 as were the 81’s.

And yes, I would happily pay $5 for a good photo of this drive-in’s sign. :)

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on December 23, 2019 at 12:30 pm

It isn’t good enough to be worth that $5, but Boxoffice ran an aerial photo of the 69 in its Feb. 2, 1952 issue. It illustrated a one-page story about the ways Dickinson Theatres managed its drive-ins.

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