Shadeland Drive-In

2500 N. Shadeland Avenue,
Indianapolis, IN 46219

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The 750 car Shadeland Drive-In was opened on June 16, 1950 with Robert Preston in “The Sundowners”. It was owned by Cantor Theatres during the 1960’s followed by Priority Theatres who operated it until its closing on September 4, 1986 with John Candy in “Armed and Dangerous”, Bette Midler in “Ruthless People” & Dennis Hopper in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2”.

The Shadeland Drive-In was demolished for a car dealership.

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CSWalczak on November 16, 2010 at 3:15 pm

There are pictures and images of related memorabilia on this theater’s gallery page at

rivest266 on July 22, 2017 at 11:27 am

This opened on June 16th, 1950.

jwmovies on April 3, 2019 at 2:13 pm

Update: This is now O'Brien Toyota and Mid America clinical labs.

davidcoppock on April 3, 2019 at 6:52 pm

Opened with the “The Sundowners”.

dallasmovietheaters on December 9, 2021 at 12:02 pm

The Shadeland Drive-In went out a winner on September 4, 1986 with a triple feature of “Armed & Dangerous,” “Ruthless People,” and “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

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