I was hanging out with the girls the other night and one of my friends who was born and raised here in the Tri-Cities  shared that there used to be an outdoor drive-in theater that showed Adult movies...I thought NO WAY but guess what...

It's true! It was called the  Tri-Circle Theatre and operated between 1973 and 1981 it was one of a handful of theaters across the US that used the ‘Autocircle’ system, where individual cars could pull up to watch the movie on their own unique screen. The Tri-Circle Theatre had about 60 screens!  RATED XXX Mind officially blown!

The Tri-Circle Theatre was considered to be “just outside of Richland” and was off of U.S. Route 12. That route is now part of the Interstate 182. Technically, the theatre was considered to be on Kennedy Road, as the area was nothing but open fields. One would drive down Kennedy Road and find the entrance. That part of the road is now a drive-way towards a row of stores, and the drive-in was where Walmart sits today. in the Queensgate area of Richland.