Blue Grass Drive-In

1135 Lexington Road,
Georgetown, KY 40324

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rivest266 on November 17, 2020 at 3:08 pm

The drive-in did not open for the 1943 season and reopened on May 1st, 1944 as the Sky-Way Drive-In and reopened for the 1945 season as the Blue Grass Drive-In on July 1st, 1945. Grand opening ads posted.

MichaelKilgore on July 25, 2019 at 2:43 pm

More notes. Motion Picture Herald, May 10, 1947: “Ray Toepfer and Lida Cummins, operating the Blue Grass drive-in, have secured a site south of Lexington where they will build another drive-in.”

Motion Picture Herald, Oct. 4, 1952: “The Blue Grass Drive-In theatre, which has been in operation outside of Georgetown, Kentucky, since 1941, was denied a permit Sept. 22 by Judge G. G. Barkley of Scott County. Although in operation 11 years, the theatre had never been granted a permit. Judge Barkley, after hearing testimony said, ‘… to gain a permit a person must abide by the laws. It has been brought out that the theatre has remained open several times until after midnight, implying that the law would not be carried out if a permit is granted. Therefore, I am denying a permit.’ ”

It must have worked out. The Exhibitor, December 23, 1953: “Mark Cummins, exhibitor, is in St. Petersburg, Fla., for several weeks. Midwest Theatre Supply furnished RCA projection equipment for his Blue Grass Drive-In, Georgetown, Ky.”

MichaelKilgore on July 18, 2019 at 4:28 pm

Two notes from BoxOffice, April 12, 1947:

PARIS, KY. — In-car speakers have been installed at the Bluegrass Drive-In Theatre on the Lexington-Georgetown road near here.

The Blue Grass Drive-In, Georgetown, Ky., also opened the last weekend in March.