Crest Drive-In

11400 Hickman Mills Drive,
Kansas City, MO 64134

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Amusement Corp.

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Crest Drive-In

Located in the Hickman Mills district, the Crest Drive-In opened July 1, 1948 with Charles Winninger in “The Inside Story”. This drive-in had a capacity for 1,000 cars.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 26, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Boy,Ken you are the first person I have come across that has heard of the “POPCORN KID”. Thanks.

jpr88 on July 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm

There were about 20 Drive ins in the KC metro area in the late 70s. We still have 3. The Boulevard on the Kansas side and the I-70 in KCMO as well as the Twin in Independence.

jpr88 on August 6, 2011 at 10:40 am

On Drive The Crest is listed as holding 1550 cars.

rivest266 on August 6, 2012 at 5:22 am

Google maps it right when “Hickman Mills” is searched. This may had been in the town of Hickman Mills.

jwmovies on September 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Address for this drive-in was 11400 Hickman Mills Drive.

ChrisB on July 10, 2013 at 3:10 am

Look for the 1957 Robert Altman movie The Delinquents on the MGM Movie Channel – it was made on location around Kansas City, and one scene was shot at the Crest Drive-in.

cpurv69 on March 19, 2015 at 8:45 pm

Mike Rogers, there was a Majestic Theater in Kansas City. It was downtown. I saw a picture of it on facebook today but cannot find it now.

rivest266 on May 5, 2018 at 9:59 am

This opened on July 1st, 1948. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

MichaelKilgore on November 3, 2020 at 8:47 am

A note in the April 1, 1950 issue of Boxoffice said that the Crest was Commonwealth’s first drive-in when it opened in 1948. At the time of the article, the circuit had grown to four active drive-ins with 11 more expected to open that year.

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