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 and 2. [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. The top text panel is now located inside the Pear Tree restaurant in Macon. 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 [gone]
Kansas City, MO
Pine Hill Drive-in
Piedmont, MO
The I-70 Drive-in, adjacent to the highway of the same name, opened in 1964. 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, appeared to have been inspired by the Gateway Arch. In 2018, the drive-in closed and the signs were removed. The sign at the top of the arch is now in a private collection. It may be displayed at the Lumi Museum in the future. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

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

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

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