63rd Street Drive-In

8200 E. 63rd Street,
Kansas City, MO 64133

1400 cars

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63rd Street Drive-In

The 63rd Street Drive-In opened in 1963 with a capacity for 1,400 cars. A second screen was added in the 1990’s and the twin drive-in operated successfully until 1998 when it was closed. Sound was by both traditional pole speakers and radio.

The drive-in is now used for a flea market/swap meet.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

jumpinjiminy on August 1, 2007 at 2:09 pm

This was my all-time favorite drive-in. Took many a date to this one including my wife.

kencmcintyre on February 18, 2010 at 10:48 pm

The 63rd Street Drive-in is at the top of this 1977 ad:

pellboy on June 20, 2013 at 4:49 pm

Thanks for posting those ads. Interesting period for the drive-in theatre as you can see from that list that some were showing low budget ‘B’ movies while others were offering first-run, mainstream fare.

Rezfilmbuff on April 5, 2015 at 7:26 pm

Ton’s of early Saturday mornings were spent traveling to this drive-in for the swap meet. Always be a guy with VHS tapes to look over (bought Aliens/1986) and the guy that sold his home made salsa dip. Halfway point always seemed to be that concession stand (burger and drink).

dansdriveintheater on November 15, 2018 at 12:10 pm

screens are gone and it sure looks like it was a triplex drive-in theater

Kenmore on November 15, 2018 at 1:49 pm

A 1963 aerial shows a single screen as the drive-in just opened. A 1969, 1970, and 1990 aerial photo still shows a single screen.

A second screen does not appear until a 1997 aerial. There is no evidence of a third screen nor the additional projection booth needed to make a third screen work.

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