62 Drive-In

2875 W. 6th Street,
Fayetteville, AR 72704

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Theatres

Firms: Milton Costlow & Associates

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62 Drive-in theatre

The 62 Drive-In was opened on 31st July 1969 with James Garner in “Support Your Local Sheriff!” & Lucille Ball in “Yours, Mine and Ours”. Featured in the February 16, 1970 issue of ‘Boxoffice’ magazine, it featured a supervised playground, 550 car capacity, a self-serve cafeteria staffed by six employees and a 96'x42' screen. It was closed by Commonwealth Theatres in 1987.

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Recent comments (view all 10 comments)

kencmcintyre on February 1, 2009 at 11:36 am

Per drive-ins.com, the theater has been razed and replaced by a Wal-Mart. Status should be closed/demolished.

kencmcintyre on February 1, 2009 at 11:55 am

Opening was in July 1969, according to ads in the Northwest Arkansas Times. It was a Commonwealth theater at that time.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 29, 2009 at 11:04 pm

This Commonwealth circuit theater was designed, as usual, by Milton Costlow & Associates.

ozarknature on April 1, 2012 at 10:14 pm

The location listed for this drive-in is incorrect. The actual location was at the corner of U.S. Highway 62 and Finger Lane in west Fayetteville. The property was purchased by Walmart and is today the site of a Walmart Supercenter. Here is a link to a map I made to this location:


Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

It does make sense that the 62 Drive-In would be on Highway 62.

Here is a quick link toozarknature’s map.

jwmovies on August 30, 2012 at 7:09 am

Approx. address would be 2875 West 6th Street, Fayetteville, AR 72704.

sbware on December 11, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I had so much fun going to this drive-in as a child! It’s neat to see a picture :) Yes, it was located on Highway 62 where the Wal-Mart Supercenter is now.

NYozoner on January 12, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Please update address to:

2875 West 6th Street, Fayetteville, AR 72704

davidcoppock on April 28, 2020 at 10:27 am

Opened on 31/7/1969 with “Support your local sheriff” and “Yours, mine and ours”.

50sSNIPES on November 3, 2022 at 12:02 pm

Edited from my May 27, 2021 post: The 62 Drive-In closed in 1987 after being sold by Commonwealth and was demolished later on. There was a massive error on the Walmart Locations Wiki saying that the Walmart at the theater’s site opened on September 1, 1976 but it’s wrong unfortunately. I think the Walmart relocated at the theater’s site after being demolished in the late 1980s or early 1990s.

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