Stanford Drive-In

1645 KY Highway 78,
Stanford, KY 40484

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Stanford Drive-In (Official)

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Davis Drive-In, New-Lynn Drive-In

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 606.365.1317

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Stanford Drive-In

The Davis Drive-In located on Route 78 opened on May 27, 1952 with Lucille Ball in “Magic Carpet”. It had an original capacity for 250 cars. On April 2, 1976 it was renamed New Lynn Drive-In. By 1992 it had been renamed Stanford Drive-In. The screen was replaced in 1996 after it was destroyed by a tornado.

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wmu81
wmu81 on July 18, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Address is incorrect. Drive-In is located on the south side of Hustonville Rd(Hwy 78), west of the town. The address on their web site is 1645 Hustonville Rd which maps on google west of the actual location.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on September 23, 2014 at 11:29 pm

Google is a wee bit off but it does map it with the address in the header.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 19, 2016 at 1:38 pm

April 2nd, 1976 grand opening ad as New Lynn Drive-In in photo section.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on March 24, 2017 at 10:02 am

The Davis Drive-In (as it was known then) was listed in the 1952 Theatre Catalog as owned by H. C. Davis and a capacity of 200 cars.

The 1959 through 1976 IMPAs list the Davis at 250 cars. The 1982 IMPA lists the Stanford at 300 cars. I don’t have any other references to the New-Lynn; great find rivest266!

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on February 15, 2020 at 10:06 am

The New-Lynn Name I Believe Lasted For A Short Time.

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on June 9, 2022 at 6:08 am

Opened on May 27, 1952 with Lucille Ball in “Magic Carpet” with no extra subjects.

The Davis originally has a capacity of 250 and its original screen sizes 50x52.

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