Kenwood Drive-In

7001 Southside Drive,
Louisville, KY 40214

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Kenwood Drive-In

The Kenwood Drive-In is a single screen which originally opened July 31, 1949 with John Payne in “El Paso”. The theatre closed in January 2009.

In early-2011, the theatre is pending sale between National Amusements and the EDF Services, Inc. If the offer is accepted, then the EDF Services, Inc. Management Team had plans to do some extensive remodeling, and then within 3-5 years, the EDF Services, Inc. Management Team will expand the theatres' land bigger, so they can add 3 additional screens. It was demolished around 2015. The site is now occupied by Spears Manufacturing & 7Up.

Contributed by Rosalind Causey

Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 4, 2010 at 4:04 pm

You can bet a stinking Wal-Mart is there now.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on November 9, 2010 at 8:26 am

Here are my pictures from November 2010. The property is in pretty good shape, except for some potholes in the driveway and the brush reclaiming the outer fringes of the lot.

Theefdservices on March 31, 2011 at 7:18 pm

We have submitted an offer to National Amusements so we can buy the property and reopen the theatre, As of right now our offer is still pending but if it is accepted we will get our Remodeling crew out to the property and remodel the theatre so we can get the theatre open for the 2011 season, See you at the Movies! :)

steelbeard1 on August 19, 2011 at 9:23 am

There is a news report about the status of this drive-in at

drivein on March 14, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Unfortunately it looks like the drive-in is still for sale for 1.5 million as of 3/14/2012:

Hopefully someone can save it, but at that price things aren’t looking too good…

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on August 29, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Pulling the screen tower down to be reused at another drive-in

rivest266 on October 17, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Something is now built on the drive-in lot.

rivest266 on October 17, 2015 at 3:49 pm

July 31st, 1949 grand opening ad with picture in photo section.

TomMc11 on August 23, 2017 at 9:06 am

Marquee is still being used, but it now says: 7-Up/Snapple Bottling Group and two more business.

jwmovies on December 22, 2022 at 1:29 pm

Please update.

Now Spears Manufacturing and 7 Up. Ken Bowling is atill in front of this property.

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