Hills Drive-In

4025 E. Colorado Boulevard,
Spearfish, SD 57783

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Hills Drive-In

The Hills Drive-In was opened on May 7, 1952 with William Powell in “The Treasure of Lost Canyon”. It had space for 380 cars. Operator in the 1960’s was Wally O'Neill. It was closed on August 18, 1985 with Jack Nicholson in “Prizzi’s Honor” & Robert Carradine in “Revenge of the Nerds”.

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Chris1982 on July 22, 2014 at 12:41 am

Hill’s Drive-In was still open in 1969. The last owner was Leonard Steele.

dallasmovietheaters on September 5, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Conceptualized as the Twin-City Drive-In Theatre between Spearfish and Deadwood, the theatre celebrated its grand opening on May 7, 1952 with “Treasure of Lost Canyon.” That December, however, a strong windstorm toppled the original screen. It was rebuilt easily in time for the 1953 season. The theatre is about where a Hills Pet Food Factory was in the mid-2010s on the opposite side of the road near the Black Hills Airport at 4025 E Colorado Blvd, Spearfish, SD 57783.

Kenmore on May 25, 2016 at 4:11 pm

A good address (at least for Google) is 4025 E Colorado Blvd, Spearfish, SD 57783. Currently, the property is occupied by a business with no trace of the drive-in remaining. http://tinyurl.com/jtbktwn

MichaelKilgore on January 16, 2020 at 8:05 am

Boxoffice, March 23, 1957: “Leonard Steele, owner of the Vida, Spearfish, and Wally O'Neil, owner of the Hills Drive-In there, are each building new homes in Spearfish.”

50sSNIPES on May 23, 2020 at 3:30 pm

The Hills Drive-In Is Known To be A Popular Drive-In In Spearfish Showing First-Run Films, And Previously Was Used To Serve Church Services Throughout The 1960’s And The Half Of The 1970’s. It Is Still In Operation Since 1984.

50sSNIPES on July 24, 2023 at 7:43 pm

Closed on August 18, 1985 with “Prizzi’s Honor” and “Revenge Of The Nerds”.

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