Kay Drive-In

1293 N. 2100 East Road,
Shelbyville, IL 62565

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Previously operated by: Frisina Amusement Company

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Kay Drive-In

The Kay Drive-In was opened by June 1950 when it was operated by M. Stewartson. It was demolished in the late-1980’s. Now a storage facility.

Contributed by James Monroe

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MichaelKilgore on May 3, 2019 at 9:21 pm

There’s a nice 1966 photo of the Kay at VintageAerial.com.

The Kay was open by 1951, run by Merle Stewartson (or Stewardson). By 1999, the site was replaced by what is now a truck repair shop at 2090 IL-16, Shelbyville, IL.

MichaelKilgore on April 2, 2021 at 9:20 pm

Boxoffice, Nov. 16, 1959: “The Frisina Amusement Co., effective on November 1, took over the Roxy Theatre and the Kay Drive-In at Shelbyville, Ill., which for about three years had been operated by Charley Beninati of Carlyle.”

robboehm on April 3, 2021 at 4:51 pm

Uploaded a photo of a two sided enameled advertising sign.

50sSNIPES on September 20, 2022 at 4:24 pm

Demolished in the late 1980s.

kennerado on September 22, 2022 at 2:08 pm

According to a small article in the Decatur Daily Review, this was open as early as June 1950.

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