West Drive-In

900 W. 25th Avenue,
Torrington, WY 82240

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West Drive-In

The West Drive-In was located in Torrington, Wyoming. It was opened in June 1950. It was owned by McDonald Circuit out of Torrington, Wyoming located in the Wyoming Theatre Building. W.H. McDonald was the owner. It parked 340 cars.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 13, 2010 at 8:30 am

Open for sure in 1967.

Need an address, more info and photos.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 18, 2011 at 11:40 am

Thanks Bob. wish you had dug up more on this Drive-in.I have serched and found nothing.Makes me wonder if the name was changed.

davidcoppock on October 31, 2018 at 7:04 am

May also have been called Hilltop Karvu Drive-in?

jwmovies on February 8, 2019 at 10:53 pm

The address for this theater is 900 W 25th Ave, Torrington, WY 82240. This points directly to the drive in.

Please update.

MichaelKilgore on June 8, 2019 at 1:37 pm

Grand opening note from the July 8, 1950 issue of BoxOffice: “The new West Drive-In erected near (Torrington) by Harry McDonald recently was opened. With a capacity of 300 cars, it has a new type of curved screen. Archie Speak is manager of the theatre.”

MichaelKilgore on November 25, 2019 at 5:42 pm

Boxoffice, December 1982: “Bob Heyl, who has operated the Wyoming and the West Drive In theatres in Torrington, Wyoming, has sold out to Jya Schwartz and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Schwartz, who will continue to operate the Lusk Drive-In Theatre, in Lusk, Wyoming, along with the new theatres. Heyl had operated the theatres for the past 25 years.”

MichaelKilgore on January 27, 2020 at 12:28 pm

Boxoffice, Aug. 28, 1961: “Bob Heyl reported considerable damage was done to his Wyoming Theatre and drive-in at Torrington by a severe rain and hailstorm”

MichaelKilgore on January 31, 2020 at 2:16 pm

Boxoffice, May 21, 1962: “Paul Cory has opened a new drive-in restaurant, "The Dash Inn,” on the grounds of his new West Drive-In Theatre at Torrington, Wyo."

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