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Heart Drive-In Theatre

Photo from the 1953-1954 Theatre Catalog collection.
6500 E Highway 40
Kansas City MO 64129

Demolished Outdoor Theatre
Record #7533  
 Opened: 1953
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Demolished: Yes (date unknown)
Capacity: 990 cars
Architect(s): Kivett & Meyers
Architectural Style(s):
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Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:

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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Photos from the 1953-1954 Theatre Catalog collection.

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Photos from The Evil Sam Graham collection.

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Last featured 3/8/2005. Last edited 12/4/2011.

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