Navarre Amphitheatre Drive-In

3600 Shoreline Drive,
Wayzata, MN 55391

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Architects: Jack J. Liebenberg

Firms: Liebenberg and Kaplan

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Navarre Amphitheatre Drive-In

Small drive-in located near Lake Minnetonka. At one time had a neon chariot on its sign. It was opened June 11, 1953 with a capacity for 575 cars and a seating area for 300 walk-ins. It was operated by Leo Aved of the Naverre Amusement Co. It was closed in 1979.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 17, 2009 at 7:48 pm

The Navarre Amphitheatre Drive-In was designed by the Minneapolis architectural firm of Liebenberg and Kaplan. It was scheduled for a spring, 1953, opening according to Boxoffice Magazine’s November 8, 1952, issue. The drive-in’s capacity was to be 575 cars.

A pencil drawing of the drive-in is among the Liebenberg and Kaplan papers collected at the Andersen Library of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

jwmovies on November 24, 2016 at 5:57 am

The address for this Drive-in is now 3600 Shoreline Dr, Wayzata, MN 55391.

This is no longer Navarre, although Navarre Avenue is a couple of blocks away.

Please update.

rivest266 on January 16, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Opened June 11th, 1953

Found on

50sSNIPES on April 6, 2022 at 1:59 pm

Closed In 1979.

MichaelKilgore on April 13, 2024 at 3:13 pm

This drive-in, which was in Navarre (of course) when it opened, is now within the city limits of Orono, which absorbed it in 1955. Its postal service must come from Wayzata, about seven miles away.

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