Kenda Drive-In

Highway 65 and Westwood Drive,
Marshall, AR 72650

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naperson01 on December 16, 2022 at 5:02 am

This theater is still active as of 2022. It can be seen in this YouTube video starting at 23:57.

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Drive-In 54 on October 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm

It will map out right at: Hwy 65 and Westwood drive Marshall, AR 72650

jwmovies on October 16, 2012 at 8:21 am

Though listed on Hwy 65, the drive-in is actually a ½ block north on Westwood Dr.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Ray, built the SOUTHSIDE CINEMA on CT.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 10, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Nick, Ray Hutto a friend of Bill’s and mine said he saw “AMERICAN PICKERS” cable show and they visited the Hi-Way 56 Drive -in in Swainsboro! It was on TV the other night and i missed it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 8, 2010 at 4:56 am

MORE NICK, if you still have that picture of the MODJESKA being torn down do you think you can get it on CT.Also the box office at Regency Mall. I gave the pictures to ROBIN ,but haven’t seen any of them.I can’t remember what else i sent,but if you could get them on it would be great. TLSLOEWS sent her some Drive-in pictures from Nashville so I hope he has better luck.Maybe He outta send them to you,I think the newness of CT has worn off with Robin.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 8, 2010 at 4:06 am

Nope, Nick i think between what you did and the few i did that is about all except for a theatre in North Augusta that Bill will have get some info to me on.

Nunzienick on May 6, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Mike: I enjoyed putting them up for you very much. You’ll probably think of a few others in Augusta that you might have forgotten about as time goes by. If so just send them to me.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 6, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Thank you TLSLOEWS and NICK.Bet you are glad you don’t have to add a theatre for me anymore,Sad part is i have just about done all the theatres around Augusta.With your help,i might add.

Nunzienick on May 6, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Amazing story about the “working girls.” Bet this wasn’t the only drive-in where stuff like this was going on. You wouldn’t think a drive-in would be the best spot for some private fun of that kind anyway. But I guess if business is good then what the heck. Glad to hear it’s still an operating drive-in. Certainly not often these days to hear the phrase “this drive-in is still open.” Thanks for the nice background details Mike.

TLSLOEWS on May 5, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Thanks for the stories Mike.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 5, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Family members running the Kendra in the early 90’s were Todd Dearing {who was a real projectionist,that had to make change overs,no platter for him} Kendra Dearing,whose name shines on the Marquee runs everything along with help from Marlyn Sanders and Ken Sanders. This could be one of the last Drive-ins in that area.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 5, 2010 at 6:39 pm

The Kendra Drive-in is a family operation. The story told by Employees was that years ago two girls kept coming to the Drive-in and Marlyn Sanders couldn’t figure out why.Found out they were “working Girls” and they were working the lot propositioning men to come back to their car.Stories like this you can’t make up. Back in 1974 the Kendra decided to show “THE CHEERLEADERS” and “Grimm’s Fairy Tales for Adults”.Both X rated, but hardly hard-core. They over sold the Drive-in folks wanting to walk in and the employees kept hearing “Don’t tell my preacher I was here”.