Hilltop Drive-In

2915 Cedar Street,
Muscatine, IA 52761

400 cars

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Hilltop Drive-In

Opened on September 8, 1950 with Jean Arthur in “Arizona”, the Hilltop Drive-In was owned by Ludy Bosten into the early-1960’s. Capacity was 400 cars. It was closed at the end of the 1981 season.

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on July 24, 2009 at 5:26 pm

From what I gather, the location is wrong. Here is a current view of where it was (Hwy 22 and Houser, near the High School)

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And what it looked like in 2000

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weldingrod44 on March 30, 2011 at 10:50 pm

All the house’s and buisness at the corner of cedar and houser street right in front of the Muscatine High School is where it was located

rivest266 on June 9, 2012 at 12:34 pm

1970 USGS photo posted here.

jwmovies on October 12, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 2915 Cedar Street.

paramedictom on September 14, 2016 at 11:23 pm

The Hilltop Drive In Theatre was indeed located at Cedar and Housers Streets in Muscatine. I managed it for several years in the 1970’s. Clayton and Ruby Bosten were the owners. Carbon arc projectors and a very large screen. Huge concession stand. It was a great drive in. Too bad it was torn down…Now Blue Grass Iowa has a double screen, 2016…

rivest266 on April 20, 2019 at 12:12 pm

This opened on September 8th, 1950 and closed following the 1981 season. Grand opening ad posted.

davidcoppock on April 21, 2019 at 1:01 pm

Opened with “Arizona”.

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