Muncie Drive-In

5500 W. Kilgore Avenue,
Muncie, IN 47304

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Previously operated by: Y. & W. Management Corp.

Previous Names: Drive-In

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The Drive-In was opened July 3, 1947 with car capacity listed at 500. It was originally owned by Theatrical Management but by 1955 it was operated by Y & W Theatres. The Muncie Drive-In closed September 1, 1986 with Robin Williams in “Club Paradise” & Goldie Hawn in “Wildcats”. It has since been demolished. The area is now retail space.

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CSWalczak on November 13, 2010 at 11:34 am

There are two pictures on its gallery page at

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on November 14, 2010 at 7:56 am



5518 is not correct, if you look at the Map, behind 5800 you can still see the remains of the Drive-In in the lawn.

Y. & W. Management Corp., of Indianapolias, Vern R. Young, President & Treasurer, had 17 theaters all in Indiana in 1967, including the Muncie Drive-In.

Could use more photos.

dallasmovietheaters on January 20, 2017 at 4:17 pm

Grand opening ad July 3, 1947 for Muncie’s Drive-In Theatre and September 1, 1986 closing ad at the Muncie Drive-In Theatre in photos

TomMc11 on April 9, 2018 at 9:42 am

Marquee is still in use for Kilgore Plaza.

davidcoppock on January 27, 2024 at 3:17 am

Closed on 1st September 1986 with “Club Paradise” and “Wildcats”.

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