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Louisville in Jefferson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Kenwood Drive-In

 
 
Kenwood Drive-In Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. Kenwood Drive-In Marker
Inscription.  The Kenwood Drive-In opened July 31, 1949, featuring the movie El Paso. Construction cost $100,000. At 71 ft. high and 72 ft. wide, the screen was billed as the biggest in the south and could withstand 100 mph winds. It was Louisville’s last remaining drive-in when it closed in 2009 after 60 years. The original marquee was restored in 2013.
 
Erected 2018 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2553.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 9.345′ N, 85° 45.87′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Southside Drive (State Road 1020) and Southside Drive (State Road 907), on the right when traveling north on Southside Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7001 Southside Drive, Louisville KY 40214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Kenwood Drive-In Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. Kenwood Drive-In Marker
. The Little Loomhouse / Happy Birthday to You (approx. 0.6 miles away); Iroquois Amphitheater / Works Progress Admin., 1935-1943 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Naval Ordinance Plant / Naval Ordinance Station, "Gunsmith to the Navy" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Fenley Family / Fenley Family Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Southern Parkway / Iroquois Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); Douglas Park Racetrack (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wisertown / St. Andrew's Church Road (approx. 2.6 miles away); St. Andrew's Catholic Church / Early Catholic Church (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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Feb. 28, 2021