Wyoming’s Last Drive-In Movie Theater Is Keeping The American Dream Alive
Remember the good ole days, when you and your friends would pile into a car like clowns just to save a few bucks at the drive-in movie theater? And who could forget those magical nights when you and your high school sweetheart would go to the drive-in and steam up the windows?
Sadly, there's only one drive-in theater left in the entire state of Wyoming. The American Dream Drive-In in Powell is still going strong after nearly 50 years in business.
At one time, there were as many as 30 drive-in theaters in Wyoming. In Cheyenne, there was the Motor Vu Drive-In, which opened in 1969 and became the Starlight Drive-In in 1985.
Casper's Mile Hi Drive-In was the largest in the state, with a capacity of 600 cars. It was also known for some time as the Terrace Drive-In.
In Laramie, the Skyline Drive-In was the place to be back in the day. There was also a Skyline Drive-In in Sheridan.
In fact, many places in Wyoming had a drive-in at one time, including smaller towns like Wheatland, Shoshoni, Douglas, Torrington and Riverton.
Maybe drive-in theaters will make a comeback one of these days. Until then, there's at least one place in Wyoming that's still keeping the "American dream" alive.