Contact Us

Drive-in Movie Theaters, Almost Extinct

I was reading in Missouri Life magazine that there are only about 500 drive-in theaters still in operation in the United States. I knew that there weren’t many left, but I had no idea that the number was so small.

Considering this, we’re really lucky that even though there may not be any drive-ins in our immediate area, there are a few within reasonable driving distance. Clark 54 Drive-In is in Summer Hill, IL, just a few miles across the bridge from Louisiana. B&B Theaters  also operates a drive-in in Moberly, and, just a little further away, there’s the Route 66 Twin Drive-In, next to Knight’s Action Park in Springfield.

If you want to see a movie outdoors without making a road trip, you’re not completely out of luck. In recent years, our park districts have been having movie nights in some of the local parks. The next is Saturday night, when ‘Puss in Boots’ will be shown at Madison Park in Quincy. Hannibal’s next movie in the park won’t be until August, when families are invited to see ‘Kung Fu Panda 2,’ in Huckleberry Park.

Sitting outside and watching a movie is a great way to spend an evening. It’s nice to know there are still a few options left to enjoy this summertime tradition.

Chris Hondros, Getty Images

More from Y101

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://y101radio.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Y101 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Y101 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!