Meadow Lark Drive-In

4445 E. Harry Street,
Wichita, KS 67207

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dallasmovietheaters on November 4, 2022 at 7:49 pm

The Meadowlark Twin Theatre closed for the season on September 19, 1982 with “Night Shift,” “Arthur” and “Caddyshack” on Screen I and “Sorceress,” “Death Race 2000,” and “Death Sport” on Screen II. The Meadowlark Twin was demolished in 1983 replaced by the Georgetown Village retirement community.

rivest266 on January 28, 2021 at 1:18 pm

Last season: 1982

davidcoppock on August 31, 2017 at 1:53 am

Odd name!! Why the name Meadow Lark?

bluejaywichita1 on February 7, 2017 at 8:52 pm

I only remember this one by name. If my parents ever took me there, I don’t remember. I do know it must have been gone by the early 70’s as this is now the location of a golf course, housing development and the former Harry Street Mall, all of which I remember from my childhood.

Lyndon on September 4, 2016 at 5:11 am

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum has a thread of memories about the Meadow Lark.

kwilkin1962 on September 11, 2013 at 8:29 pm

The Meadowlark opened only two days before the Pawnee did. It’s first movies were “The Lady Takes a Sailor”, starring Jane Wyman and “Easy Living”.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 3, 2012 at 3:41 pm

JD1940 playing here May 15 1974 was on screen one “SLEEPER” and “SLAUGHTER HOUSE 5” and the other screen was “SUPERDAD” and “SON OF FLUBBER'.

JD1940 on February 28, 2012 at 1:55 am

By the time I came to Wichita as City Manager for Commonwealth Theatres in 1975, this once high grossing Drive-In was on the downward slide. While still profitable it became obvious the value of the real estate was far higher than its earning potential and it was sold for a retail development. It was a twin Drive-in with two concession stands.

TLSLOEWS on April 30, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Very nice marquee for a drive-in in the 1951 photo.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 29, 2010 at 7:06 pm

This Drive-in parked 900 cars and was owned by Mrs.T.H. Slothower.

seymourcox on May 24, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Here is an updated link with photos of the Meadowlark Drive-in, and many more Kansas theates,
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raybradley on December 19, 2006 at 8:47 am

This fun web site has vintage images of the Meadowlark,
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