Back during the 1950's heyday for outdoor cinema,
Arkansas was host to more than 50 Drive-in theatres.
Since that time, 95% of those Drive-ins have gone dark or
were demolished. Only 3 remain that we can enjoy & support.
- De Queen (Sevier County) Arkansas
De Queen Drive-in: 870-642-2023 GONE
formerly located on Highway 70 East
It's now a sales lot for new & used mobile homes.
photo: Rick Hasley
- Fayetteville (Washington County) Arkansas
112 Drive-in: 479- 442-4542
located at 3352 Highway 112 North
(between Fayetteville and Springdale)
Single screen showing double features weekends only (Fri-Sun)
and on occasional Mondays such as Memorial Day and Labor Day;
and also on Thursday evenings when school is not in session; open
mid-March thru mid-November. Broadcasts the movies' soundtrack
locally in FM Stereo (105.3). BoxOfc opens 1hr before dark/ShowTime.
Admission: $6 per carload (covers both movies, for all passengers).
photo: Phillip Cary
- Marshall (Searcy County) Arkansas
Kenda Drive-in Theatre: 870- 448-2393
located off Route 65 - 1mi n. of town square
Operated by the same family that built it back in 1966,
the Kenda was named after the owner's daughter, and
is the only Arkansas Drive-in open year round - 5 nites
(closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays). It is also the
only operating American Drive-in that has a viewing
lounge adjacent to the snack bar with indoor seating
(was one in Florida - bulldozed courtesy of WalMart).
Their 72' wide screen is lit-up with a single first-run
feature each nite, and movie audio is still provided
here exclusively with traditional Drive-in speakers.
Admission: $3.50 per person (age 11 and under free);
occasionally, with certain kids' films: $1.75 for kids.
- Mountain View (Stone County) Arkansas
Stone Drive-in: 870-269-3227
located on Highway 87 North (within city limits)
Shorty Thompson and his wife Ruby opened-up this single-screen
Ozoner in 1965; with Ruby taking over after Shorty passed on in '72
and it has remained in the same family all these years; run now
by their son, Bobby and his wife Christie. The Stone Drive-in is
open March-November and screens a single feature film all 7 nites.
They still have traditional drive-in speakers; ADM: $4 (age 12 & up).
- Nashville (Howard County) Arkansas
Howard Drive-in: Demolished
formerly located off of Route 27
If you are aware of any Drive-ins
that we seem to have missed, or
would like to contribute any
information to our efforts,
please use this envelope
to send a letter to us.