Grove Drive-In

4686 N. Thompson Street,
Springdale, AR 72764

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Amusement Corp.

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Grove Drive-In

Located in Springdale, near Fayetteville, the Grove Drive-In was opened on June 7, 1963 with Andy Griffith in “No Time for Sergeants” & Debbie Reynolds in “The Second Time Around”. It was operated by Commonwealth Amusement. It was still operating in the early-1980’s.

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 11, 2009 at 8:03 pm

North of town, looks like the screen is even still standing.


jwmovies on October 7, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 4686 North Thompson Street.

Kenmore on June 15, 2013 at 1:10 am

…screen is still standing.

Kenmore on June 6, 2016 at 11:25 pm

The screen is no longer standing.

Nissan4x4 on July 15, 2018 at 9:13 pm

My Grandmothers family owned the land it stood on when it was opened in 1955 all the way till it’s closing in the1980’s they leased the land to commonwealth amusement.

MichaelKilgore on April 28, 2020 at 5:46 pm

The Grove held its Grand Opening on June 7, 1963 and ran a rare ad in Fayetteville’s Northwest Arkansas Times to mark the occasion.

Fri, Jun 7, 1963 – Page 2 · Northwest Arkansas Times (Fayetteville, Arkansas) ·

davidcoppock on April 28, 2020 at 6:23 pm

The Grove Drive-in opened with “No time for Sergeants” and “2nd time around”.

50sSNIPES on May 27, 2021 at 8:11 pm

After closing in the mid-1980s, the screen remains standing until 2014. The Grove Drive-In is now listed as demolished.

50sSNIPES on September 25, 2021 at 3:21 am

The Grove Drive-In Wasn’t Even Opened In 1949 Nor Wasn’t Even Known As The 71 Drive-In.

The 71 Drive-In Kennerado’s Talking About Is The 71 In Fayetteville, Which Has Its Own CinemaTreasures Page.

The Grove Drive-In Is The Only Name Throughout Its History And It Opened Way Later Than That.

Construction Began In 1962, And The Grove Drive-In Opened Its Gates On June 7, 1963 With A Double Repackaging Feature: The 1958 Andy Griffith Film “No Time For Sergeants” And The 1961 Debbie Reynolds Film “The Second Time Around”, With No Selected Short Subjects.

Yeah I Made Mistakes Sometimes… Whoops!

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