84th and O Drive-In

8152 E. O Street,
Lincoln, NE 68510

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84th & O Drive-In marquee sign

Located to the east of Lincoln on East O Street. The 84th and O Drive-In opened on July 1, 1955 with Joel McCrea in “Stranger on Horseback”. It was independently operated and had a capacity for 760 cars. The theatre had a 100 feet wide CinemaScope screen. It was closed in the late-1980’s.

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AndyCallahanMajorMajor on August 23, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Looks like the address would be about 401 N. 84th Street. The theater has been replaced by a Kohl’s. After looking at Google Earth, the parking lot was built in the shape of the old drive-in property.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 2, 2010 at 4:27 pm



MajorMajor & Chuck, you sure make an easy thing hard and it’s off a bit. The name of the Drive-In is the address.

I know it was open in 1967.

Closed ~1985-~1989 approximate? Can someone come up with the exact date?

Anyone have more info or more photos?

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on September 2, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Not really. It wasn’t directly on the corner. Look at historic aerials of the place. You’ll see that it was right where the Kohl’s lot is now.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 3, 2010 at 3:16 pm

MajorMajor & Chuck, don’t confuse me with facts, I still like my idea better, but you win. It is good to point out that the strange name of the Drive-In did come from those two streets.

RetroGam3Nerd on January 20, 2013 at 6:15 pm

As a kid I watched movies there a lot with my parents and the last movie we watched there was Karate Kid 3 and that was released in 1989.

Chris1982 on October 31, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Still open in the late-1980’s.

rivest266 on July 29, 2015 at 6:03 pm

This opened on July 1st, 1955. Grand opening ad in photo section.

jwmovies on December 18, 2016 at 6:42 am

The address listed is incorrect.

The address for this Drive-in is 8152 E O St, Lincoln, NE 68510.

Most of Russwood is where the entrance road was located. 84th Street was where the exit road was located.

Please update.

MichaelKilgore on October 26, 2019 at 10:39 pm

The drive-in still looked good in this aerial photo from 1985. But by this 1990 photo, two-foot weeds are visible in the ramps although the screen is intact.

MichaelKilgore on May 2, 2022 at 1:33 am

A two-page article, with photos, in the Sept. 3, 1955 issue of Boxoffice marvelled at the speed in which the 84th & O was built. It opened “fifty-three days after the first ground was broken.”

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