Nebraska Drive-ins

At the peak of the late 50's heyday for America's
outdoor cinema there were more than 40 Drive-ins
operating within the Cornhusker State. Since that time
93% of them have gone dark .. or have been demolished,
and currently, only three remain in operation. These are
the Drive-ins of Nebraska that you can enjoy and support
(and 1 that's almost-in Nebraska .. just over the line in Iowa).

  • Alliance (Box Butte) Nebraska
    Sandhills Drive-in:  308-762-2913
    located at 2617 County Route 57
    (7 miles east of town)

    The newest of Nebraska's remaining Drive-ins opened up
    in 1994 with a single screen and parking for up to 250 cars.
    They are open seasonally, June thru September, screening
    double features for a one-ticket price. Audio for the movies'
    soundtrack is provided by traditional speakers & AM/FM radio.

  • Kearney (Buffalo County) Nebraska
    Kearney Drive-in:  308-237-2783
    located at the end of East 28th Street

    The largest of Nebraska's remaining Drive-ins has a
    capacity for up to 400 cars; open seasonally, May thru
    September (thru Labor Day); screening double features
    7 nites a week. The audio for the movies' soundtrack is
    provided here by traditional Dr'in speakers as well as a
    local radio signal - with both AM (58.9) and FM (90.1).
    Admission: $5.50 adults; $3.50 seniors; under 11 free.

  • Neligh (Antelope County) Nebraska
    Starlite Drive-in:  402-887-5021
    located on Highway 275 East

    The oldest of Nebraska's remaining outdoor cinemas
    opened-up during the early years of the Drive-in boom,
    back in 1952; a single screen venue, with a capacity for
    300 cars. Their season runs from April thru September,
    screening double features 3 nites a week - Fri-Sat-Sun.
    Audio for the movies' soundtrack is provided by a local
    vicinity radio broadcast on both AM (550) and FM (89.9).
    There are still some traditional Drive-in pole speakers
    here, but they are only there for looks; a nostalgic touch.
    Admission:  $5 for ages 12&up; $3 ages 7-11; under 7 free.
    Annual Events:   the Starlite hosts a festive annual BBQ nite
    (usually on the 3rd Saturday in July), to mark its Anniversary,
    and Season 2002 is something special - their 50th Anniversary!

  • Omaha (Douglas County) Nebraska

    At one point, Omaha area residents had their pick of up to
    half a dozen Drive-ins .. the 76 West Dodge, the 84th & Center,
    the Capris, the Golden Spike, the Skyview, and the Q Twin ..
    but presently the only Omaha area Drive-in which remains in
    operation is actually in Iowa, a little ways east of Omaha ---

    Council Bluffs (Pottawattamie County) Iowa
    Council Bluffs Drive-in:  712-366-0422
    located at 1130 South Omaha Bridge Road
    (3 miles east of the South Omaha Bridge)

    This single screen venue which has a capacity for 600 cars
    has been a fixture here for half a century. Weeknites they
    screen double features, adding a third feature 'LateShow'
    on Friday & Saturday nites. Admission: $7 (11 & under free).

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 The Guide to Drive-in Movie Theatres

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