Stone Drive-In

801 Theatre Lane,
Mountain View, AR 72560

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Stone Drive-In (Official)

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Mountain View Drive-In

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 870.269.3227
Manager: 870.269.3227

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Stone Drive-In

The Stone Drive-In, one of only a couple of drive-ins still operating in Arkansas, opened in 1965, then, as now, a single-screener. The theater can accomodate about 300 cars, and its season runs from March to October.

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MichaelKilgore on March 7, 2017 at 5:29 pm

From a 2003 CNN Money article: “It began when (owner Bobby) Tompson’s father came home one day with a used Ford truck, small popcorn machine and two movie projectors. He drove the Ford throughout Arkansas, stopping in towns to sell tickets to films that he projected on the sides of churches and school buildings.

“Eventually, Tompson’s dad erected a permanent giant movie screen in a field near their home, installed speaker stands, a tiny ticket booth and concession stand. Tompson took over after his father’s death, and he still runs the movies during summer nights.”


dansdriveintheater on January 9, 2019 at 10:26 pm

wonder where they tell you what wovies they show?

here’s the rusted all covered remains of the marquee Theatre.8751083,-92.1311714,3a,60y,32.72h,85.29t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sooWL4NpK_mQXzBBEGE—Ng!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en&authuser=0

MichaelKilgore on October 13, 2021 at 7:38 pm

Boxoffice, March 3, 1969: “CAVE CITY, ARK. - Gene "Shorty” Thompson, owner of the Stone Theatre and Stone Drive-In, has installed heaters at the drive-in."

Dave Lounder THE DRIVE-IN THEATRE PRESERVATION SOCIETY on November 16, 2022 at 12:53 pm

@DansDriveInTheater - What covered remains of what marquee? I can’t figure out how your post ties in to the STONE DI. Thanks, Dave Lounder

Kenmore on November 16, 2022 at 1:17 pm


This is a Google Street View from August 2019 of the entrance to the Stone Drive-In.

Now, is that the entrance and is that the marquee as it looked when dansdriveintheater made his post in January 2019?

I take it the marquee has been updated since?

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