Cheyenne Drive-In

801 U.S. 281,
Hoisington, KS 67544

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Amusement Corp.

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Cheyenne Drive-In

The Cheyenne Drive-In was operated by Commonwealth Amusement in 1955.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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JD1940 on February 25, 2012 at 12:21 am

I worked at this Drive-In from 1956-1958. Cleaned and mowed the ramps (grass ramps) during the day and was a projectionist at night. It was still operated by Commonwealth Amusement Corp. when I left in 1958. At the time I was there it was only open in the summer, alternating operation with the downtown Royal Theatre. It was subsequently closed and torn down.

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Drive-In 54 on February 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm

JD1940..Thanks for the information. Do you have pictures and address for it?

JD1940 on February 25, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I have no pictures nor do I have a specific address. It was located approximately three miles south of Hoisington on the highway between Hoisington and Great Bend on the West side of the highway. By the time I was managing the Great Bend Theatres for Commonwealth in the late 60s-early 70s, the Drive-In was closed and I’m pretty sure Commonwealth no longer operated the Royal in town.

Kenmore on November 20, 2014 at 6:26 am

According to the topographical maps, the drive-in seems to have been located at 783 US 281 (Google) about 2 miles south of Hoisington. There is no trace of the drive-in left.

jwmovies on September 29, 2016 at 3:58 pm

The address above does not map correctly. The closest address would be 801 US 281.

The drive in would be where the large building is located just SE of this location next Kansas Brick and Tile.

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