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Chief Drive-In Theater - Facts & Highlights

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Chief Drive-In Theater

Hi-Land Drive-In Theater (1950 - 1950)
Closed down
3665 IA 9
Estherville, IA 51334
 
Express Code: iatchie
Status: closed
Season:
Year Built: 1949-1950
Screens: 1
Car Capacity: 200
Acres:
Opening Date: 05/12/1950
First Movie: The Spoilers
Site: torn down
Details: Empty field
 
Accessories:
Sound:
Projection:
Converted to Digital:
Movie Features:
Offering:
 

Theater Timeline

1950    Grand opening as Hi-Land Drive-In
1951    Renamed Chief Drive-In
1952    Screen is blown down by storm and is rebuilt
1952    Projection room burned down on the last day of the season
1954    Screen enlarged and lot expanded for 400 cars
1958    New in-car heaters are offered for colder months
1981    Final year of operation
2008    Screen taken down and moved to Superior 71 Drive-In

People

  • operators
    Kozak
    2001 - current
  • owners
    Kozak
    2001 - current

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