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Missouri Drive-ins

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66 Drive-in Theatre
Carthage, MO

The 66 Drive-in Theatre, located on Route 66, opened in 1949. After being closed for many years and used as a junkyard, this drive-in was restored and reopened in 1997. It was the first drive-in on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Barco Drive-in Theatre
Lamar, MO

The Barco Drive-in Theatre opened in 1950 as the Barco Star Vue Drive-in. It is still operating. [map]

Macon Drive-in [gone]
Macon, MO
Airway Drive-in
St. Ann, MO
The Macon Drive-in opened in 1952. It was destroyed by a tornado in 2004 but this sign remained when this photo was taken in 2010. By 2014, the sign was gone. For more, see this website.

The Airway Drive-in opened in 1948 and closed in 1986. In 1991, the drive-in was replaced with the Airway Center shopping center. The sign featuring a drum majorette was restored and adapted for the shopping center. In addition to the twirling baton, the majorette has moving legs. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Twin Drive-in
Independence, MO
The Twin Drive-in opened in 1965. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

I-70 Drive-in
Kansas City, MO
Pine Hill Drive-in
Piedmont, MO
The I-70 Drive-in, adjacent to the highway of the same name, opened in 1969. Three screens were added in the late 1980s making it the largest drive-in in Missouri. The marquee, like that of the Twin Drive-in described above, appears to have been inspired by the Gateway Arch. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

The Pine Hill Drive-in opened in 1953 and operated until 2015. For more, see this website. [map]

More Missouri Drive-ins
Sunset Drive-in: 1, 2, 3 (Aurora)
Sky Hi Theatre (Columbia) [gone]
various cities

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