Twixt Town Drive-In

1400 Twixt Town Road,
Marion, IA 52302

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Twixt Town Drive-In

Opened on July 11, 1952 with Robert Taylor in “Westward the Women”. It was closed on March 26, 1978 following a fire in the concession building.

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jwmovies on September 26, 2016 at 5:34 pm

The address listed above is incorrect.

Now Collins Road Square shopping center.

1400 Twixt Town Rd, Marion, IA 52302. Please update.

davidcoppock on May 30, 2018 at 7:34 am

Odd name!! Why the name Twixt Town?

TomMc11 on May 30, 2018 at 12:17 pm

Well, in clicking on the photos tab, you will see a newspaper article. Clicking on this article to enlarge it you will see the the drive-in was located between Cedar Rapids and Marion. This would put it between those two cities. Old English use of the word “between” was “betwixt.” The owners of the drive-in apparently just shortened it to “Twixt.” Thus the drive-in was located twixt the two towns.

davidcoppock on March 27, 2020 at 9:44 am

Opened on 11/7/1952 with a half hour of short subjects(not named) and “Westward the women”.

50sSNIPES on March 27, 2020 at 1:24 pm

The Twixt Town Drive-In Only Lasted For 25 And A Half Years Until Closing On March 26th, 1978 After A Fire Destroyed The Interior Of The Concession Stand.

From 1970 Until Its Closure In 1978, It Was Owned And Operated By Vince And Mary DeLoran.

davidcoppock on March 28, 2020 at 1:49 am

Was it known how the fire started in the concession stand? Could the not afford to rebuild the cocession stand?

davidcoppock on March 28, 2020 at 1:52 am

The site is now a shopping centre(Collins Road Square) and a book store(Half Price Books).

davidcoppock on March 28, 2020 at 1:53 am

Was the drive-in operating when the fire in the concession stand happened?

MichaelKilgore on April 18, 2020 at 12:42 pm

Some names from Billboard, July 26, 1952: “Cedar Rapids' second drive-in theater, with a capacity of 625 cars, opened July 11. It is located between Cedar Rapids and Marion and will be known as the Twixt Town. It occupies a 14-acre tract on First Avenue E. Owned by the Twixt Town Drive-In Theater Corporation, H. N. Schrodt is president. E. M. Garbett, R. G. Faulds and Arthur Thiele, Des Moines, are the other partners.”

50sSNIPES on April 18, 2020 at 1:24 pm

I Think That Happened During The Day. I Have To Check On The One Newspaper I Found So Far.

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