People travel from far and wide to catch a movie and some history at Boulevard Drive-In

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The iconic Boulevard Drive-In outdoor theater is celebrating its 65th year. About 600 cars packed in Friday night to not only see a movie, but history.

"Why do you think it's turned into such an iconic place in Kansas City?" FOX 4's Megan Brilley asked Wes Neal.

"Because I'm here," Neal laughed.

After spending some time with Neal, we agree. He's been working at the Boulevard Drive-In since he was 26 years old.

"I couldn't sleep at night; I had too much energy so I came here and applied for a job," he said.

Now, he owns the place. Neal is 87 years old, but he gets around.

"Talking to the people. I love people. I think they like me," he said.

People have traveled far and wide to get a glimpse of history.

"Oh it's wicked," Sean Murphy said.

Murphy and his wife traveled all the way from London.

"We hear about it in the movies all the time then you come to see it, the atmosphere, the engines. I'm gonna have a great night it's gonna be absolutely wonderful," he gushed.

After decades, the Boulevard is still the place to be on a Kansas City weekend.

It could be the crystal clear picture or sound. Or maybe it's the heart and passion behind the scenes of the big screen.

"You think it'll be around another 65 years?" Brilley asked.

"I don't know, I don't think I'll be here that long but the drive in might," Neal said.



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