West-Vue Drive-In

1950 W. 1st Street,
Newton, KS 67114

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West-Vue Drive-In

Located on the northwest corner of S. Meridian Road and W. 1st Street. The West-Vue Drive-In was opened in late-May 1950. It was operated by Ray Roberson. It was closed in 1984.

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dallasmovietheaters on August 18, 2015 at 1:27 pm

U.S. News & World Report said that the West-Vue Drive-In closed in 1984 and opened in 1950. So a conflict with the date above.

dallasmovietheaters on August 18, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Thanks much! Yes, there was a report on crime in the heartland in U.S. News. Unrelated to the article, the West-Vue’s address was 1950 West 1st Street just west of North Meridian Road in Newton. It was replaced by a trailer court.

Kenmore on August 19, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Well, not to get picky but the property itself is mostly empty with just a couple of self-storage buildings on the west side.

In fact, you can still see the faint outline of the ramps. http://tinyurl.com/qzn3j6z

MichaelKilgore on June 4, 2019 at 7:55 am

The drive-in probably opened in late May 1950, given the note in the June 3, 1950 issue of BoxOffice:

NEWTON, KAS. – The West-Vue, first drive-in in this area, has been opened by Lee J. Sproule and his partner Roy Roberson, who also manages the West-Vue along with the Rex Theatre. The 350-car theatre is equipped with RCA projection and sound.

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