Paducah Drive-In

2635 Lone Oak Road,
Paducah, KY 42003

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Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Paducah Drive-In

The Paducah Drive-In opened on July 2, 1949 with Walt Disney’s “Song of the South”. It was operated by the Columbia Amusement Co. It had a capacity for 500 cars and seating for 100 walk-in patrons. The Streamline Moderne style screen tower had a mural of an Indian chief’s head on the rear. It was closed in 1984.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 7, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Open for sure in 1967.

Open till ~1985 approximate? Can anyone verify this date?

I found two different road locations?

2 miles from town on Route 45?

Highway 60E?

The two do cross each other, but it’s near the center of town??

Need an address, more info and photos.

1posterfan4sure on September 7, 2010 at 4:37 pm

The Paducah Drive-in was located on the right-hand side of Rt. 45, otherwise known as the Lone Oak Road, about two miles south of town. I don’t know the exact address or what is there now. The Indian gentleman whose face was on the back of the screen was Chief Paduke. It had been built pre-CinemaScope, and wing extensions had been added to either side of the screen. They were not flat but at an angle, giving the screen a curved appearance. We saw “America Graffiti” there after it had played one of the downtown theaters. There is a picture of the screen tower at various places on the web.

jwmovies on November 6, 2012 at 11:53 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 2635 Lone Oak Road. The entrance is now Paducah Bank. The screen is now Pizza Hut!

Lakeview Dr. west of Live Oak runs through where the drive-in stood.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 23, 2015 at 3:34 am

The address is: 2635 Lone Oak Road Paducah,KY 42003

rivest266 on June 21, 2018 at 12:21 am

Last season: 1984

DavidZornig on January 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm

1979 photo added credit John Margolies, courtesy Save the Signs Facebook page. Adult films at that time it appears.

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