Kenwood Drive-In

7001 Southside Drive,
Louisville, KY 40214

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jwmovies on December 22, 2022 at 9:29 pm

Please update.

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

TomMc11 on August 23, 2017 at 5:06 pm

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

rivest266 on October 17, 2015 at 11:49 pm

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

rivest266 on October 17, 2015 at 11:32 pm

Something is now built on the drive-in lot.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on August 29, 2013 at 8:05 pm

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

drivein on March 15, 2012 at 3:43 am

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…

steelbeard1 on August 19, 2011 at 5:23 pm

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

Theefdservices on April 1, 2011 at 3:18 am

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! :)

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on November 9, 2010 at 4:26 pm

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.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 5, 2010 at 12:04 am

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

TLSLOEWS on April 5, 2010 at 9:10 pm

Pretty big drive in and it lasted 60 years pretty cool.

yayafenella on May 1, 2007 at 5:04 pm

Thank you so much for mentioning my site in your article!! It has really helped people find it.

steelbeard1 on April 15, 2007 at 4:01 pm

Hi, Rosalind.
I’m happy to tell you that National Amusements' other remaining drive-in, the Miracle Twin DI in Burton, MI outside Flint will also open this year. Like yourself, I’m maintaining an individual web page devoted to that DI at View link which I admit is much more primitive compared to yours. I’ve posted a news story to the Cinema Treasures webmasters about the opening of both drive-ins giving you credit for the Kenwood DI info.

yayafenella on February 11, 2007 at 10:40 pm

The Kenwood now has a website!
I’m still getting info and working all of the bugs out of it, and unfortunately it doesn’t have the bandwidth for pictures, but it shoud be completely up to date soon!

yayafenella on October 28, 2006 at 12:39 pm

I really wish national amusements would list the Kenwood on their website!! They have the Kenwood Center twin cinemas in Ohio (which is closed, so I don’t know why they have it on there anyway.) but not the Kenwood drive-in :(

yayafenella on October 28, 2006 at 12:20 pm

This theater is still owned by National Amusements. I believe the manager for the Kenwood is also the manager for the Showcase 16.

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on August 15, 2006 at 11:55 pm

is this still owned by nat.amus.?