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Southeast 14th Street Drive-In Theatre

1993 Photo from The Evil Sam Graham collection
6000 SE 14th St
Des Moines IA 50320

Demolished Outdoor Theatre
Record #1215  
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Demolished: Yes (date unknown)
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: 14th Street Drive-In
 Previously operated by: Central States Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by The Evil Sam Graham.

The marquee in these images was their second. I think it was new for this season, 1993. It took months to take that screen tower down due to asbestos removal. At one point, there was nothing but a lumber frame (no panels, nothing) and the ladder. Menards now populates the site. There's nothing left of the drive-in. People often confuse the Pioneer Drive-In for the SE 14th (as it's also on SE 14th up the road, and it's screen tower is still up.)

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1993 photos from The Evil Sam Graham collection.

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Last featured 1/18/2005. Last edited 11/25/2009.

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