For A Nostalgic Night Out In Arkansas, Visit Kenda Drive-In

If it’s a nostalgic night out in Arkansas you’re looking for, you’ll find it at Kendra-Drive In. Located in Marshall, Arkansas, this old-school drive-in theatre has been entertaining Arkansans since 1966! With an ever-changing lineup of movies, retro charms, and a seriously standout snack bar, Kendra-Drive In in Arkansas is one of the most delightful places to visit in the state.

Have you been to Kenda Drive-in in Arkansas before? What was your experience like? Share it in the comments below!

For more old-school fun in the Natural State, be sure to check out these seven retro attractions.

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Address: Kenda Drive-In, US-65, Marshall, AR 72650, USA
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Kenda Drive-In in Arkansas

June 25, 2021

Is Kenda Drive-In the only drive-in theatre in Arkansas?

Kenda Drive-In is Arkansas' oldest drive-in theatre, but it's not the only one in The Natural State! In Fayetteville, 112 Drive In is a classic, no-frills drive-in theater screening first-run flicks from Friday to Sunday. This drive-in theatre boasts a classic snack stand, too, wherein grab movie favorites like popcorn and fountain drinks, as well as crave-worthy fare like corn dogs, hamburgers, nachos, giant pretzels, and funnel cake! You can view a full schedule of showings on their website. And while no longer in operation, The Sunset Drive-In and Roller Rink was once the hottest spot in Hamburg, both a theatre and skating attraction. The Sunset originally opened in the sixties but was forced to close in the nineties because of the changing times and declining business. Today, time sits still at this abandoned attraction, but you can reminisce and view photos of The Sunset in our article, here.

What are some nostalgic places to visit in Arkansas?

If your visit to the Kendra Drive-In stoked your sense of nostalgia, you'll definitely want to visit these charming places in Arkansas. Some of our nostalgic favorites in the Natural State include: Palace Drug Store in Mammoth Spring, the River Rail Electric Streetcar in Little Rock, and The Park at West End. This little downtown park will take you back in time; it's a funky mix of nostalgic fair rides and old-fashioned carnival fun. The Ferris wheel is from the 1935 World's Fair in San Diego, the vintage carousel was hand-painted in Italy, and a refurbished Pullman rail-car make their home at the park. Admission is free, and rides are just $1!

What are some unique places to visit in Arkansas?

Arkansas is full of unique, quirky little places you're sure to enjoy! One of our favorites is Purple Cow, a beloved Little Rock burger spot serves up premium, hand-dipped shakes from the soda fountain in addition to delicious gourmet burgers and diner dishes. (And yes -- the decor is decidedly purple!) While we're on a unique diner kick, for a nostalgic diner experience, head over to the Dairyette in Mount Ida. This humble little diner has been serving some of the best burgers and shakes in the state since they opened in 1958, and well worth a visit. Over in Little Rock, Dust Bowl is a total throwback; walking into this new attraction will make you feel like you've stepped onto the original Big Lebowski set! The '70s themed bowling alley offers deliciously new twists to classic pub fare, and is a delightfully unique place to visit.