Sinoark’s ‘Frontier Room’ Opens October 1959
Located at the junction of South Main Street and the Route 66 Beltline (now Veterans Parkway), the Phil-Kron drive-in theater (named for business partners Ken Phillips and Pete Karonis) featured a full restaurant built under the movie screen.
Originally known as the Phil-Kron Grill, in late 1958 the restaurant became the Sinorak (Karonis spelled backwards) with an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord for $1.65. One year later, the opening of the Frontier Room (seen here) doubled seating capacity to 600. The Sinorak closed its doors in 1980 and the drive-in followed in September 1984.
Certainly many of you have fond memories of the Sinorak. If so, we’d love to hear them!