Westlake Drive-In

6275 W. 10th Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46224

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Westlake Drive-In

The Westlake Drive-In opened on April 28, 1950 with Danny Kaye in “The Inspector General” & Leo Gorcey in “Angels in Disguise”. In 1961 it had a car capacity listed at 500 cars. Not to be confused with the Westside Drive-In. This drive-in closed on September 26, 1982 and has since been demolished.

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CSWalczak on November 16, 2010 at 3:05 pm

There are images of related memorabilia on this theater’s gallery page at Drive-ins.com: http://www.drive-ins.com/gallery/intwes2

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 16, 2010 at 4:22 pm

My 1956 Motion Picture Almanac has it parking 1700 cars quite a jump and was owned by E.Bell.

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Drive-In 54 on January 6, 2013 at 4:57 am

Just posted a aerial showing the location of it. That address was before expressway was built. Hope that clears that up!

AZman on January 10, 2013 at 6:44 pm

The playground equipment from Westlake ended up at Monrovia Elementary School. My dad, when he was principal there, called up the owner when it closed down and asked what she was going to do with the playground equipment. She said that she hadn’t thought about it, and gave it to him for free. She kept one of the two circular slides for her grandkids, and everything else she donated. His little rural school ended up with one of the best playgrounds in the state. It just goes to show, it never hurts to ask.

rivest266 on July 22, 2017 at 6:45 am

This opened on April 28th, 1950 at 960 N. Highschool Road according to its grand opening ad. It must have it address changed when the I 465 was built. Grand opening ad in the phot section.

davidcoppock on November 24, 2018 at 8:10 am

Opened with “Inspector General” and “Angels in disguise”.

dallasmovietheaters on December 9, 2021 at 11:56 am

Ruth and Ernest Voight ran the amusement center complete with small amusement park, swimming pool, Westlake Dance Terrace, and Westlake Drive-in Theatre. The roots of the center date back to 1931 when Ernest Voight opened Westlake Beach and added the dance terrace in 1935. The drive-in was added on April 28th, 1950 operating through the 1981 season closing October 4, 1981 with “The Jerk” and “The Blues Brothers.” The ozoner was actually the last remaining item that existed in the amusement complex at that date. The Westlake Drive-In was demolished and replaced with a shopping center.

Richard_Collins on February 21, 2022 at 11:54 am

First night: 28 April 1950-Final night: 26 September 1982.

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