Kenda Drive-In Theater


Kenda Drive InArkansas’ only drive in movie theater that is open year round, and one of only 3 drive-in’s left in the entire state, the Kenda Drive-in has been a fixture in Searcy County since 1966.   Operated by the same family that originally built it, 45 years ago, the Kenda is named after the owner’s daughter.   It has been a local favorite for many years, and continues to draw local and out of town crowds every week.

The Kenda is the only operating drive-in that has a viewing lounge adjacent to the snack bar with indoor seating in the entire U.S.    Of course the favorite way to watch a movie at the Kenda is from the back of your truck sitting in a lawn chair, all wrapped up in a blanket.    The 72 foot wide screen is lit up with a single first run feature each night, and the occasional double feature is still shown.   Movie audio is provided by either “in car” audio, or traditional speakers, and heaters are even provided for winter viewing.

Admission is a bargain too,  at $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children, (children under 12 are free with parents)  the whole family can enjoy a movie without breaking the budget.

The food is great also, check out the food list below!!

The Kenda has a website so you can check what is showing at   They also have a very active facebook page.

Come out to the Kenda and bring the kids so they can have the “Drive In” experience that you remember from the good ole days.  It’s a great family experience that you won’t soon forget.

The Greater Searcy County Chamber of Commerce is very proud to have the Kenda Drive-in as a member, and is equally proud to make the Kenda Drive-in our Featured Member of the Week.


Come Hungry to the Kenda…..Great food at Great Prices!!

Concession Food & Prices: All prices include sales tax!
Hamburger $2.25 Double Hamburger $3.00
Cheeseburger $2.50 Double Cheeseburger $3.25
Barbecue Beef $2.50
Jumbo Hotdog $1.25 w/ chili or cheese $1.50
w/ both $1.75
Nachos $1.75 extra cheese or chili $.25 per dip
Barbecue Nachos $3.00
Frito Pie $2.00 w/cheese $2.25

Popcorn $1.00 $1.50 $2.00
w/Butter $1.25 $1.75 $2.50
(We pop in coconut oil for the best popcorn and clarify margarine for our buttered popcorn, none of that fake butter stuff here!)

Drinks $1.25 $1.50 $1.75
Candy & Pickles $.75
Cotton Candy $1.25

Come early and hungry!!!