Screen slated for scrap saved by drive-in owner

Published: Aug. 28, 2013 at 3:40 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 4, 2013 at 3:47 AM EDT
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The Kenwood Drive-In, located at 7001 Southside Drive, first opened in 1949. For nearly 60...
The Kenwood Drive-In, located at 7001 Southside Drive, first opened in 1949. For nearly 60 years patrons parked their cars and enjoyed films, until the theater was shut-down in January of 2009.
Crews worked to dismantle the screen on Tuesday.
Crews worked to dismantle the screen on Tuesday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A screen that has sat in a dormant state, slated for scrap, will soon make a journey across state lines.

The Kenwood Drive-In, located at 7001 Southside Drive, first opened in 1949. For nearly 60 years patrons parked their cars and enjoyed films, until the theater was shut-down in January of 2009.

Even though the movie-goers left, the screen remained until crews showed up to dismantle it.

When the owner of The Georgetown Twin Drive-In, located in Georgetown, Indiana heard there were plans to send the screen to the scrap heap, he jumped at the chance.

Tuesday, crews cut the screen into manageable pieces and placed the pieces on a flatbed truck, to eventually be moved to the Georgetown Twin Drive-In.

The owner of the Georgetown Twin Drive-In said once the screen arrives, it will be placed in storage as a back-up.

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