81 Drive-In

2650 S. 9th Street,
Salina, KS 67401

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Previously operated by: Dickinson Theatres

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81 Drive-In

The 500-car 81 Drive-In opened in 1950 as an independent operation. When it closed in 1987 it was being operated by Dickinson Theatres.

In 1996 work was started to develop the former site into a shopping center where the Burger King, among other stores, sits today.

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rivest266
rivest266 on June 5, 2015 at 4:24 pm

Listings for this drive-in stopped in 1987.

JoelWeide
JoelWeide on January 13, 2016 at 6:30 am

Following link, Thanks!

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on October 27, 2018 at 9:01 pm

Appears to have closed after a September 5, 1987 Arnold triple feature of Commando, Predator and Raw Deal. The Dickinson chain decided not open for the 1988 season.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on November 4, 2019 at 6:41 pm

In the July 22, 1988 article announcing that the 81 would not reopen, the Hutchinson News wrote that the drive-in “first opened in the late 1940s”.

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