Lakeview Drive-In

Aurora Highway and Belmeade Lane,
Benton, KY 42025

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Lakeview Drive-In

The Lakeview Drive-In was opened by 1955. It was still open in the 1970’s.

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carbonarcboy
carbonarcboy on December 12, 2007 at 2:53 pm

Went back to drive in site last year and actually found it. It has grown up so bad it looks just like forrest. I watched over the years as trees grew up in the field. Found several poles some still standing and the concession stand projection booth lay in ruins (looked like somebody set it afire). Use to go here as a child when we came down to Kentucky on vacation from Chicago area.
I remember the screen tower was built as a barn(could not find any remains of screen). The owner had some old cars (model T’s and the like) in the base of tower and there were Disney characters painted on screen building. I believe this was built by the same man who built the Calvert Drive In in Calvert City, KY.
I remember meeting the owner of the Calvert back in early 70"s when a tornado took a couple chunks out of wooden screen (had singles for facing). They were putting up bed sheets to cover holes so show could go on that night. That is called showmanship folks.

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 18, 2012 at 7:43 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was west of Aurora Hwy & Belmeade Ln. in Benton, KY 42025.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on May 16, 2017 at 8:52 pm

Aurora Hwy at Belmeade Ln Benton,KY

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on May 4, 2022 at 1:18 pm

Boxoffice, Dec. 17, 1955: “Benton, Ky. - Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harrington jr. have purchased the Lakeview Drive-In on Highway 80 near Aurora from Neal Starks of Almo. Starks, who has been in poor health for several years, will continue to operate the Tri-City Drive-In Theatre.”

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