Watch the Kenwood Drive-In screen come down

The good news is that the screen from the Kenwood Drive-In (Louisville KY) is in good shape and will be recycled at the Georgetown Drive-In, just across the river in Georgetown IN. The bad news is that it had to come down, because the Kenwood, dormant since 2009, is now thoroughly closed.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville recorded the screen’s final day with an article and the video embedded above. According to the Courier-Journal, the screen’s rusted bolts slowed workers’ efforts to remove it. “After hours cutting at the base of the screen with a torch, the final bolt was cut and without much warning, the screen crashed to the ground.”

WAVE, Louisville’s news leader, also chimed in with a bit of video and a short story. Both sources say the screen was cut into pieces for shipment to the Georgetown, where it will stay in storage as a reserve screen. I hate to see a drive-in die, but it’s always good when its pieces live on somewhere else.