Winner Drive-In

27865 317th Avenue,
Winner, SD 57580

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Winner Drive-In

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The Winner Drive-In opened in 1950 and is one of the few outdoor theaters which is still in operation in South Dakota. The drive-in can accomodate 375 cars, and features a playground, and a section of outdoor stadium style seats.

The Winner Drive-In was once one of two drive-ins located in Winner (the other was the Pix Drive-In, closed in 1998 and operated by the same family which still runs the Winner Drive-In). The theater’s season runs from May through September.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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sdmovieman
sdmovieman on August 18, 2009 at 12:17 am

Actually the Winner drive-in and the Pix drive in were fierce competitors! The Winner was Winner’s (pop. 3137) first drive-in and was operated by Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Fast. Mrs. Fast still operates it.
The Pix Drive-in was built a few years later by Roy Metzger who owned the indoor Pix and Ritz Theatres downtown. After Roy passed away, Rick Meister took over the downtown Pix and the Pix drive in. The Ritz was sold to a church. The landlord at the Pix drive-in decided to use the land for other developement and refused to renew the lease so the Pix drive in closed and the land is now used to park construcction equipment.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 18, 2009 at 2:32 am

Looks like entrance is off 317th Ave.

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 2, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Nice shot SilconSam.

jwmovies
jwmovies on January 6, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 27865 317th Ave.

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