Twilite Drive-In

3146 Military Avenue,
Baxter Springs, KS 66713

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Previously operated by: Dickinson Theatres

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Twilite Drive-In

The Twilite Drive-In opened on June 11, 1953 with Lucille Ball in “The Magic Carpet”. It was closed on October 30, 1977 with Bill McGhee in “Don’t Look in the Basement” & David Niven in “Old Dracula”. Car capacity was 300. The last operator was Dickinson Theatres.

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on September 17, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Looks like just South of town.

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jwmovies on September 27, 2016 at 2:38 pm

Wrong side of the highway.

Correct address is 3146 Military Ave, Baxter Springs, KS 66713.

This points to the entrance part of which is still there. Most ramps are still visible.

Please update.

Kenmore on May 18, 2017 at 8:43 am

It appears that the base of the horizontal part of the marquee (the part that held up the “theater” lettering) is still standing.

MichaelKilgore on May 25, 2019 at 8:23 pm

Opened June 11, 1953 with The Magic Carpet starring Lucille Ball.

The Twilite bought a listing in the March 1978 yellow pages, but I couldn’t find any movie ads in the local newspaper that year.

MichaelKilgore on August 12, 2019 at 12:56 pm

“Wendell Peck will manage the Parsons Drive-In for Louis Stein and supervise the Stein Twilight in Baxter Springs. Peck has been with Stein for the last five years, living in Baxter Springs, but has moved with his family to Parsons. Commonwealth Theatres operated the Stein theatres the last two years under a lease arrangement which expired March 1.” — Boxoffice, April 11, 1960

MichaelKilgore on September 28, 2021 at 7:08 pm

The last ad I could find for the Twilite in the Joplin Globe was on Sunday, Oct. 30, 1977. The final double feature was “Don’t Look In The Basement” and “Old Dracula”. The ad said “ends Sunday”, so it looks like that was the last night.

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