Sunset Drive-In

10675 Road W1,
Norton, KS 67654

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Previously operated by: Commonwealth Amusement Corp.

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Sunset Drive-In

The Sunset Drive-In was located in Norton, Kansas. It held 250 cars and was owned by Western Amusement. It was opened in 1952.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 20, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Chuck, I was just wondering if you have all this info,do you ever submit a theatre or Drive-in or just don’t have the time and let other members like me put them on and you and a few others “flesh them out” ? Great pictures.

wmu81 on April 21, 2011 at 4:40 pm

The 215 E Main St is for the Norton Theatre (indoor). The Sunset was located on the SE corner of W Lincoln St and Road W1.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 21, 2011 at 11:05 pm



If you go to the Map you can still see part of the Drive-In.

Open ~1955-~1985? Can anyone verify the exact dates?

Seems to have been closed in 1967.

Owned from 1961-1964 by Commonwealth Theatres, Inc. of Kansas City, Mo., Richard H. Orear, President, they had over 110 theaters in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

More info and photos always welcome.

215 E. Main St. is the address of the Hardtop Norton Theater “Downtown”.

jwmovies on February 18, 2019 at 10:52 pm

A more accurate address for this theater is 10675 Rd W 1, Norton, KS 67654. This points directly to the drive in. Now Norton Livestock Inc.

Please update.

dallasmovietheaters on July 4, 2021 at 12:52 pm

The local newspaper reports a 1952 opening that was delayed when the screen tower collapsed at construction.

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