Heart Drive-In Theatre
Photo from the 1953-1954 Theatre Catalog collection
6500 E Highway 40|
Kansas City MO 64129
|Record #7533 |
Closed: Yes (date unknown)
Demolished: Yes (date unknown)
Capacity: 990 cars|
Architect(s): Kivett & Meyers
Current Organ: none
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Information for this tour was contributed by Darren Snow.
Initial capacity: 990 cars. Architects: Kivett & Meyers. Cost: $285,000. Signage by Iowa Neon Co.
Notable for its fancy underpass entrance, in its early years the Heart was owned by the Winoko Corp. and managed by R.S. Wiles Jr. and Brooks Noah. It was the first drive-in within Kansas City limits, and its 50x70' porcelain-enamel-on-steel screen was the largest of its type manufactured to date.
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July 2002 photos from the Adam Martin collection.
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Last featured 3/8/2005. Last edited 12/4/2011.