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Kenda Drive-In Theater

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1966. 100 Westwood Dr.

This drive-in theater, one of only three remaining in Arkansas and the oldest, has rows of parking spaces for around two hundred automobiles laid out in a gentle arc facing the seventy-two-foot-wide screen. The theater still uses historic car speakers, and because it is open year round, car heaters are provided in winter. A signboard at the corner of Westwood Drive and U.S. 65, which announces the theater’s current film, also spells out the drive-in’s name in large letters arranged in a curve at its summit. The theater was named for the owner’s daughter.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors
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Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors, "Kenda Drive-In Theater", [Marshall, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AR-01-SE1.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 89-90.

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