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Old 01-11-2008, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Back in Rocky Mount, Mo!
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Default Drive in's in Missouri

I was just wondering if drive in theaters are still happening in Missouri? Before we left I remember KMIZ 17 in Columbia was having some kind of drive in special every Friday night at the drive in in Moberly. I wish we would've taken advantage of that, but are hoping that when we get back there that maybe there will be some drive ins that are still operational. They're geat! Much better than sitting in uncomfortable theater seats!
Any info is much appreciated.
Thanks folks!
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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There's one in Southeast Missouri between Ellington and Van Buren. It's open May-August/September. $5 per person. The movies start after dark. You pay $5 to get in and then you can watch both movies or only stay for one. Concessions tend to be cheaper than the theater as well. And you can sit in lawn chairs, in your car, or on a blanket if you'd like. Dogs are allowed and there's a playground for the kids.

21 Drive-In
21 Drive-In Photo

There's one in Piedmont as well, but it's gone downhill a lot in recent years. It's kind of dirty now.

If you type "21 Drive-in" in Google you get one, but it's not the same. That website's drive-in is in South Carolina somewhere.

It's probably too far for you, though, unless you make a longer trip out of it.
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Here be list: Missouri Open Di's

Been to Cuba, Frederickton, and Houston ones...
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Old 01-11-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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I've been to the one in Cuba. It's still standing although I don't know if it's still open. I'll have to check it out this summer if it is.
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Old 01-11-2008, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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There's one just east of St. Joe called the Horeshoe Lake Drive-In. Never been there.

I remember a bunch in St. Louis as a little kid in the 70's. My parents would always take my brother and me to one at I44 and HWY141. The only problem was the interstate on one side and train tracks on the other....

Do they broadcast the movies on low power FM these days?? That would be nice because I always remembered those sound boxes you attached to your window sounded like s%#t.
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Still in the same spot...
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I can vaguely remember watching "Paper Moon" (which was filmed in St. Joe) at the 270 Drive-In, in north St. Louis County. That drive-in has long ago shut down, and now there's a big shopping complex where it used to be.

That's great to hear about the Horseshoe Lake Drive-In! Looks like you just head east on Frederick Blvd past I-29. Hopefully they play some nice old movie classics in addition to the new block-blusters. My wife's a big Audrey Hepburn fan, and I'll never get tired of the old Marx Brothers movies from the 1930s.

I would have to think, without being sure, that those old metal speakers that hook on to the driver's window are a thing of the past, and that you tune into either an FM station or possibly an AM station really high up on the dial (but then it wouldn't be in stereo).

One really neat thing the town of Windsor, CA does during the summer months is play old movies on its Town Green. People bring blankets and folding chairs, along with microwaved popcorn and other snacks and watch a free movie every other Thursday night during the summer. Watching "Witness for the Prosecution" last August with Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power and Charles Laughton playing the part of Britain's top court barrister, was a lot of fun! I'm totally into a lot of these kinds of old black-and-white movies.
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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The 21 Drive-in's sound is also broadcast on a local FM station. Not sure about other drive-ins.
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I remember the Poplar Bluff drive-in on 67, we used to sneak in, kinda like in Grease, except it was the late '70's..... what fun that was. Last time I was there, the drive-in was gone, but the sign was still there....... I know that STLBLUES that started this thread goes to PB often, wish she would look and report if sign was still there, please?
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Back in Rocky Mount, Mo!
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I know that STLBLUES that started this thread goes to PB often, wish she would look and report if sign was still there, please?
She started this thread???
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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She started this thread???
-hanging head in embarrassment- hey, it was a rough day.... forgive me?
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