Boot Hill Drive-In

800 27th Avenue,
Dodge City, KS 67801

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Glen Cooper opened the Dodge City Drive-In on March 29, 1950. He kicked off the grand opening with a Randolph Scott movie, "The Doolins of Oklahoma". Adult admission was .55 cents and children were admitted free. By 1955, it had been renamed Boot Hill Drive-In, and was operated by Mrs Glen A. Cooper.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

TLSLOEWS on March 18, 2010 at 12:43 am

I bet they showed westerns there!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 18, 2010 at 2:21 am

tlsloews,there was a Boot Hill Drive-in,in that city.I ain’t making it up.

TLSLOEWS on March 18, 2010 at 3:03 am

I believe you DAWG!

millsbranch on April 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm

I don’t know why I take time to post pictures or information since
you seem to be some kind of an expert.
Of course it showed westerns, cause that is all I cared about as a
At least I kept everything, and for pleasure for those like you who
know everything I have made available hundreds of pictures for Don’s Flickers.
Check them out, and see how many is real or phony.
If you don’t like westerns, then don’t look, because I don’t look at yours

TLSLOEWS on April 22, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Panhandle,I am no expert on anything,and how would you know if I do not like Westerns or not?Have a great day Billy.

millsbranch on April 23, 2011 at 8:12 pm

OK— I am always jumping too quick—my mistake—I only saved western stuff, so that is all about I can ever post—Again Apology Given, and
same to you—have a blest day—

rivest266 on August 7, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Uploaded an not very sharp photo of the drive-in. It was on Hwy 50 past Matt Down road.

jwmovies on September 11, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Approx. location for this drive-in is the trailer park off Hwy 50 west of Matt Down. Look for 27th and 28th Avenues.

Doylenova on June 24, 2013 at 10:33 pm

I have a spooky memory of this drive-in from the 1980’s…my family & I had driven in from a nearby town to see a movie at a Dodge City drive-in. But, apparently, the drive-in we were looking for was the South Drive-In, NOT the Boot Hill Drive-In, which was already a ghost theater then!!! (Though still standing) Imagine, it is twilight and from the distance, this looks like an operating drive-in, but then when you drive up the entrance road, you suddenly find that it is empty and over-grown with weeds….very spooky….

Kenmore on May 18, 2017 at 6:22 pm

A closer address (at least for Google) is 800 27th Ave, Dodge City, KS which puts it on the property where the drive-in once stood. It’s certainly not the original address, but that does not exist anymore. So, for mapping accuracy purposes, this address works just fine.

A trailer park occupies most of where the drive-in once stood. Today, there is no trace of the drive-in remaining.

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