Panhandle Drive-In

4840 Road 39,
Kimball, NE 69145

260 cars

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SethG on February 29, 2024 at 2:07 pm

The map marker for this one is at least a hundred miles too far east.

dansdriveintheater on March 2, 2021 at 11:43 am

everything remains including the concession stand and marquee wouldn’t be hard to get this one reopened!

dallasmovietheaters on March 2, 2021 at 10:54 am

The Panhandle Drive-In launched May 12, 1954 with Gig Young in “Arena” and Janet Leigh in “Fearless Fagan.”

MichaelKilgore on February 9, 2020 at 7:36 pm

Boxoffice, June 19, 1967: “Paul Cory had taken over operation of the Panhandle Drive-In at Kimball, Neb.”

MichaelKilgore on November 21, 2019 at 3:45 pm

Motion Picture Herald, Jan. 30, 1954: “The Panhandle drive-in, Kimball, Neb., is being readied to open May 1. With a 250-car capacity, the drive-in is being built by the Panhandle Theatre Corp., composed of Kimball business men.”

Motion Picture Herald, May 22, 1954: “Nate Eastman has opened 300-car drive-in, the Panhandle, at Kimball, Neb.”

jwmovies on February 20, 2019 at 4:14 am

A more accurate address for this theater is 4840 Rd 39, Kimball, NE 69145. This points directly to the entrance road. The screen is still up. Most ramps are still visible.

Please update.

TLSLOEWS on July 14, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Interesting Name.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 14, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Anthony,Here you go. The Panhandle Drive-in parked 260 cars and was owned by Panhandle Theatre Corp.