Twilite Drive-In

937 Phillips Lane,
Louisville, KY 40209

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Previously operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Architects: Louis A. Arru

Previous Names: Twin Drive-In

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Twin entrance and marquee 1950

The Twin Drive-In opened on June 30, 1950. The screen tower was located in the center of the site, with a screen on each side. There were two projection booths and concession stands. The Twin Drive-In could accommodate 1,800 cars and had two seating areas for walk-in patrons, each seating 300. There was a playground located at the base of the screen tower.

It was re-named Twilite Drive-In in March 1953. It was closed in late-September 1980. An amusement park now operates on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm

In 1956 it parked 1900 cars and was owned by Campbell.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 1, 2010 at 6:47 pm



cHittenden makes Google Map show the Southern United States and Central America. Not very helpful in finding the location of the Drive-In.

Open for sure in 1967.

Open till ~1985 approximate? Your welcome to verify if this is the correct date.


1955-1967 4th Avenue Amusements/Fourth Avenue Corp. of Louisville, Ky. D. Irving Long, President, which had 17 theaters in Kentucky an Indiana in 1967.

1969 United Artists Theater Circuit, Inc. of Great Neck, N.Y., Michael A. Naify, Honorary Chairman of the Board, Marshall Naify, President. In 1967 they had 310 theaters in California, Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Michigan, and Kentucky.

Anyone have more info or photos?

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on October 18, 2015 at 6:22 am

The correct address is:937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209

It is now the Kentucky Kingdom Amusement Park

rivest266 on October 18, 2015 at 8:30 am

March 6th, 1953 reopening ad as Twilite Drive-In as well as the opening ad from June 30th, 1950 in the photo section for this drive-in.

Scobie on January 11, 2016 at 9:09 pm

I think it finally closed around 78 or 79. I remember leaving the fairgrounds and seeing the movies. I think it ended up showing porn.

50sSNIPES on May 7, 2022 at 2:45 pm

Closed In Late September 1980, Right After The 1980 Season.

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