Plains Drive-In

2730 11th Avenue #4,
Sidney, NE 69162

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The Plains Drive-In opened on April 10, 1951 with Randolph Scott in “The Nevadan” & Stanley Clements in “Military Academy with That Tenth Avenue Gange”. The car capacity was 350 cars. The drive-in was still open in the mid-1970’s.

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jwmovies on December 19, 2016 at 4:04 am

Now the main office for the Crest View Apartments.

The address for this Drive-in is 2730 11th Ave # 4, Sidney, NE 69162.

Please update.

MichaelKilgore on November 24, 2019 at 2:42 pm

The obituary for Vonda Gillham Carter of Fort Collins said in part that “She lived in Sidney, Neb. from 1950 until 1962 where the family owned and operated the Plains Drive-In Theatre.”

MichaelKilgore on December 12, 2019 at 9:28 pm

Boxoffice, Feb. 17, 1951: “Don Gillman and Robert Carter, both of Sidney, Neb., will have their 350-car $50,000 drive-in, the Plains, ready for opening in April.”

dallasmovietheaters on September 1, 2021 at 6:31 pm

April 10, 1951 launch of the Plains Drive-In with Randolph Scott in “The Nevadan” and the 10th Avenue Gang in “Military Academy.”

MichaelKilgore on May 30, 2024 at 7:56 pm

Boxoffice, Dec. 5, 1966: “Paul Cory has purchased the Plains Drive-In at Sidney, Neb., and plans extensive remodeling prior to opening in the spring”

Boxoffice, March 23, 1970: “Mr. and Mrs. Bill Catlin have taken over the operation of the Plains Drive-In, Sidney, Neb., from former owner Paul Cory of Riverton, Wyo. The Catlins have rebuilt and remodeled the theatre in preparation for a late March opening”

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