Greenwood Drive-In

1301 U.S. 31,
Greenwood, IN 46143

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Located in Greenwood, to the south of Indianapolis, IN. The Greenwood Drive-In was opened on May 2, 1948 with Roy Rogers in “Apache Rose” & Rory Calhoun in “Adventure Island”. The car capacity was 450. it was closed on September 4, 1989 with Pat Hingle in “The Land Before Time”, John Candy in “Uncle Buck” & Jim Belushi in “K-9”. The site is now a Cadillac dealer.

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Kenmore on September 3, 2015 at 2:39 pm

You can still see the remnants of the ramps behind the dealership.

rivest266 on October 27, 2015 at 3:00 am

May 2nd, 1948 grand opening ad in photo section.

jwmovies on September 23, 2016 at 10:33 am

UPDATE: The address above maps incorrectly to mall north of town. The drive in entrance itself is Apryl Drive.

A better address for this drive in would be 1301 US-31, Greenwood, IN 46143. Now Dreyer Reinhold BMW. The ramps are now gone.

Please update.

Kenmore on July 28, 2017 at 5:27 pm

The latest overhead view from Google shows the ramps still present behind both dealerships, albeit faint, but they are still present.

50sSNIPES on July 28, 2021 at 2:06 pm

The Greenwood Drive-In originally set to open on April 22, 1948 but was cancelled due to rain so they have to reschedule to May 2, 1948 with a double feature: “Apache Rose” and “Adventure Island”, along with an unnamed cartoon and a newsreel.

During its early days of operation, there are so many incidents such as a two-car collision at the Greenwood Drive-In causing 2 injuries. One of the autos is a 1940 Chevrolet coach owned by an Indianapolis citizen, with the other car being a 1947 Hudson Hornet on June 3, 1949. A 22-year-old who is riding in the Chevrolet suffered a wrenched and possibly fractured right shoulder. 2 16-year-olds were on route to Greencastle for a weekend visit with relatives, but one suffered a cut in the center of the forehead.

It’s not just that, but there’s once a robbery caused by 3 boys, they were kids with the ages of 13, 15, and 16, stealing 80 packages of cigarettes, and an equally large quantity of chewing gum during the morning hours of August 9, 1950. They were caught later in a cornfield south of Whiteland near the Pennsylvania Railroad line where a railroad crossing sits in, and was held at Marion County courthouse and jail.

dallasmovietheaters on December 9, 2021 at 5:49 pm

Closed following the September 4, 1989 triple feature of “Land Before Time,” “Uncle Buck,” and “K-9.”

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